Finding out a few of your South Africans have washed up somewhere in France, is reason enough to shake-up ones travel schedule for a catch-up session.
My compadres choo-choo’d in on the Eurostar, and we immediately wrecked our feet in search of one of Paris’s most celebrated museums: The Musee de Louvre.
A quick (read: 1 hour-long shoot) photo here and there, as the sun burnished the skies in splashes of burnt orange and gold, and our stomachs got the better of us.
Food was in order…but: how do you choose where to eat, in a city acclaimed for it’s incredible range of fantastic french dining options?
You walk around…mayhaps towards the glitzy tourist hotspot of the Champs Elysées, scouting the best menu options (cheap by Euro rates) always situated conveniently outside the establishment; Uttering these words – as you will every day of your trip – as you enter your chosen eatery: “Parlez-vous anglais?”
Moelleux au chocolat et glace vanille is the order of the night.
The fluffy chocolate fudge chocolate cake was thee most decadent and rich item off Le Bistro Marbeuf’s menu.
The patisserie who constructed this soft chocolate cake with traditional ingredients, perfected its moisture, the subsequent mellowing of your taste-buds when the vanilla ice cream is introduced to the mix, and the all-round indulgent satisfaction a diner is left with.
I may not have had a full meal here, but the dessert at Le Bistro Marbeuf bears all the exemplary marks of an establishment unyielding in delivering foodie nirvana.
Le Bistro Marbeuf
21 Rue Marbeuf, 75008, Paris, France
Monday: 07h30 – 00h
Tuesday: 07h30 – 00h
Wednesday: 07h30 – 00h
Thursday: 07h30 – 00h
Friday: 07h30 – 00h30
Saturday: 09h – 00h30
Sunday: 09h – 00h