Monday, December 22, 2008

Paris -- Images of Holiday Food

Christmas and New Year's in Paris are all about food, particularly luxury foods, such as foie gras, caviar, chocolates, fabulous pastries, vacherin de mont d'or (see my post "The Best Cheese in the World"), champagne, fine wine, etc. This year's offerings include numerous modern takes on the traditional bûche de noël, or Christmas log, which used to be a rustic representation of a gnarly log.

There is a real risk of sensory overload if you ha
ng around the famous gourmet places, as you can see from the pictures below.

Modern bûches de noël at Dalloyau and Lenôtre


Monster truffle at Maison de la Truffe

Caviar Kaspia

Birds at market
(Note the clothing for the chapons de Bresse)

Bobby Jay


Anonymous said...

The French are so good at beautiful presentations of ingredients--you know they will taaste wonderful just by looking at them
I guess that is why it is called leche vitrine, n'est-ce pas?

Caroline said...

Mon dessert préféré reste les cannelés à la Robert ....C'est si bon!!! Petite question; quels sont pour vous les meilleurs chocolats? marques et pays? je viens d'avoir une longue discussion à la française sur ce sujet.

Bobby Jay said...


Thanks for the question, which has prompted me to do a full post today. Let me know what you and your French friend think.