There are so many reasons why I love Paris and the food there is in the top 10. My last trip to Paris was September 2010 with incredible friends and that is a very good way to eat your way through the city.
One of the first things I bought in Paris was Ladurée macaroons to confirm that they are still delicious and they are. But I like Pierre Herme even more.
This is the only picture I took of one of the best meals we ate in Paris at Cocottes. Ty, Jo and I went after we were evacuated off of the Eiffel Tower due to a bomb scare. The food is served in little Staub cocottes (dutch ovens) and it was amazing. Apparently the dessert was the only thing I felt needed to be documented. It was a waffle with chocolate sauce and cream. We ate it all.
Another meal was at Brasserie Lipp on Boulevard Saint-Germain. The waiters were kind, funny and very tolerant of our lack of French. The food is very French.
We should have gone to Berthillon every day. The ice cream was a dream. We went enough times to get a good sample of the flavors.
Trish eating the best falafel at L'as Du Falafel in the Marais.
Waffles with chocolate sauce from the Latin Quarter.
We drank a lot of hot chocolate and some of it was at Angelina's - a must go in Paris. Actually all of these places must be visited. I should have an entire post on pain au chocolat alone because they really are the best in the world. Other bests in the world - baguettes, butter, nutella (it's made differently for each country) and chocolate from Jean Paul Hevin.