Thursday, December 31, 2009

Year-end in Paris I

As we have done for the last five years, my wife and I spent the last two weeks of the year in Paris.

For Parisians, this is a time to either leave town or enjoy a réveillon, a huge meal on Christmas or New Year's Eve. The réveillon is a multi-course extravaganza, featuring lavish foods, usually including foie gras, oysters, lobster and/or other shellfish (especially coquilles St-Jacques) and, depending on one's means, caviar and truffles. Desserts, of course, are at their most spectacular, as evidenced by Dalloyau's new "Diva," pictured above.

Whether you are traveling, eating or both, I wish you a Happy New Year!

Bobby Jay

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