Love and Food in the Big D

Saturday, October 01, 2011

Paris, France Day 2 - Panoramic Views from The Eiffel Tower :)

Bellies full after a super yummy meal at Robuchon and we were off to our next stop... The Eiffel Tower!!  

What better way to work off our mighty fine meal than waiting in line for more than half an hour to take a ride to the very top. :)  The wait wasn't nearly as bad as we thought it might be (considering it was the perfect time to catch the sunset and the line ran nearly a mile long!!).  Luckily, it moved quickly and we made it to the top without much trouble at all.. pushing and shoving aside... (these tourists were CRAZY!!) 

The views were spectacular and it was a perfect end to another amazing day in Paris.  :) 

Sooooomeeeonnne looks NERVOUS!!  ;)

It looks almost calm... (should've taken a picture of the line we were in!)

Eiffel himself.. in the flesh...or nearly... ;)

We are going up WHERE???? 

Tickets to the TOP!!!

Even thru the Parisian haze... you could see for miles!!

STILL more to climb to get to the top :)

Gorgeous any way you looked.. 

Observation Deck #1

Catching a beautiful sunset :)

And.. it's gone.. 

Taking another elevator to the VEEEERRRY, VEEEERRRY TOP!!

I was too busy holding on for dear life to really pay attention to what I was taking pictures of.. 
lol.. luckily, they came out awesome either way!  

One hand clasped tight and one hand sticking out the fence to take pictures... 
EVEN I WAS nervous and I've BEEN SKYDIVING!  Poor nervous Chad.. He did VERY well though..

Awesome sky and moon 

A little champagne to calm the nerves.. 

Kinda funny...but FITTING to have them sell champagne way up here.. ;)
CHEERS to NOT falling off!  ;)

Search light from the top of the tower.. 

There really are no words.. 

Mr. & Mrs. Kelley 

Sad to go..???  ;)  Looks so pensive.. 

Looking up the elevator as we head down.. 

Paris, France Day 2 (Part II) - L'Atelier Saint Germain de Joel Robuchon

Our bellies were grumbling and the excitement was building as we waited for 2:30 to come around so we could finally have lunch at L'Atelier Saint Germain.  Since our reservations had been set since the beginning of August ... it was no surprise that we were more than a little anxious to finally get there.  Arriving about an HOUR early...(What?! We were HUNGRY?!?! ;)  we surveyed the neighborhood before eventually making our way inside. 

Because this particular lunch was another "MUST-Visit" for Chad... I took out my trusty little Canon to document our plates of delicious yumminess.  Yes, yes, can bet, it was Yvette, The Foodie Tourist, on the loose again.  ;) 

The view from our seats.. Right into the central kitchen..

Uni Scrabbled Eggs and Baby Lettuce

Sea Bream Carpaccio, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Chives, Lime Zest and Piment d'Espelette

Foie Gras, White Beans and Potato Crisp

Best Ribeye EVER

White Partridge with Cabbage and Foie Gras Stuffing

Potatoes Robuchon

Dessert Menu

Sabayon au chocolat majari, crumble au cacao sur un cafe for glace..
Yeah.. you figure it out.. ;)

Le Mont-Blanc
Best described as hazelnut creme meets mousse with teeny tiny macaroons and gold leaf
French description: à ma façon, sur un biscuit aux marrons, perles croquantes croustillantes

Post dinner cafe.. with tiny madeleines and caramels