Wednesday, December 7, 2011


Cute buildings line the center of town
The very picturesque old port of Honfleur
A quiet alley way

Honfleur, my favorite stop during our weekend getaway in Normandy, is an old port town in the department of Calvados. Small, picturesque, touristic, and very charming, it is worth a pit stop of a few hours or so. J & I spent about 2.5 hours having lunch and walking around town which was more than sufficient. 

We made reservations to eat in a brasserie that faces the port called La Grenouille. Famous for its mussels and fries, it is a big must if you are into that sorta thing, of course. I was highly contented with my fried calamari and rice! There is also a 2 Michelin star restaurant in Honfleur called Sa Qua Na, a restaurant by Alexandre Bourdas. 

Super cute and romantic getaway, only a few hours away from Paris!

Checkout and

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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Terres de Truffes Restaurant

The restaurant also offers a wide array of truffle products- cheese, oil, honey
A part of truffled Brie costs about €18
Grilled scallops with truffled risotto and shavings
Tagliatelles with truffle cream sauce and shavings
Truffled tortellini soup

Again, I was caught unarmed without my camera, so pardon my blackberry shots! This gem of a restaurant is found between Place de Madeleine and Printemps on rue Vignon in the 8th arrondissement of Paris. IT WAS THE BEST MEAL I'VE HAD AFTER Le Meurice. Of course, you must be crazy about truffles like I am, every dish in this restaurant has truffles in it, including dessert!

The restaurant is small, warm and very cozy. It welcomes guests all dressed up and down, no need to slip on your fancy heels here. Even dogs are welcome! The service is friendly and sincere, we highly appreciated our young waitress and even left a very American tip for her. 

In terms of food, make sure you have a very light lunch or none at all if planning on coming here for dinner. The portions are not huge but quite heavy, most dishes are creamy and oh so heavenly. I would suggest sharing an appetizer, and then a main dish. If not you risk skipping dessert like I did since I absolutely could not stuff myself any more. Its the perfect meal for a cold autumn night.. Budget around €70 per person.

On your way out, grab a slice of truffled brie or a bottle of honey and truffles. The restaurant offers quite a range of truffled products for the most obsessive truffle lover.. 


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Metro: Havre-Caumartin/Madeleine