Yesss I am still in Italia! But no this post is not on Italian food–I promise, I’ll get there. But before I got to Firenze I went to Paris to visit my friend Anjali and to have a European Reunion with lots of our friends. It was a ton of fun and I am SO happy that we got to go! I think we had a little too much fun…
While we were there we ate tons of crepes, cheese and other buttery delicious Parisian food. (and some frozen pizza–or 2–at 6 am…but we don’t need to get into that). One night we went to restaurant called Le Refuge Des Fondues–more commonly known among Americans/NYUers as “the baby bottle place”. To explain: they serve wine in baby bottles. As my parents pointed out, weird, but surprisingly fun and something we just had to do. Le Refuge is on the hill on the way up to Sacre Coeur in Paris. We had been up to Sacre Coeur earlier in the trip and it’s really pretty, I had never been up there before but it offers a beautiful view of Paris if you aren’t gonna go up to the top of the Eiffel Tower. So anyway Le Refuge is near there. It’s a teeny tiny little place with writing all over the wall from visitors past and money taped up to the walls from all over the world.
Food wise you get a choice of meat or cheese. It’s fondue style, hence the name of the restaurant. When you first sit down you get a little plate of cut salamis, cheese, olives and other little finger foods. It was decent. Not great but the food here isn’t the main attraction–it’s the baby bottles. For the fondue we chose both meat and cheese. The meat you cook in a little pot with oil in it. The cheese comes with bread and is normal fondue style. They also give you potatoes to fry in the oil for a few minutes but I highly recommend just smothering them in the cheese. Then of course there’s the infamous wine in baby bottles: you get a choice of red or white. We all chose white wine I think…and it was decent. I would say overall that the food and the wine were decent. It was more about the experience. Of drinking wine out of a baby bottle…weird but surprisingly fun.
Of course we all signed a dollar bill–actually I think it was Ukrainian money that our friend Lindsay had–and stuck it up on the wall. If you’re in Paris and you are just dying to drink wine out of baby bottles then this is your place! It’s cozy and cute and you can get fondue, meat and wine for around 17 euros. Not too shabby. I think this is just one of those places that you have to go to just so you can say you’ve been there. I don’t think I’ll go again but who knows.
Here are some other various pictures of the food while I was in Paris: crepes galore…ugh the Nutella crepes SO GOOD. Also I promise my next post will be from Italia–it’s just hard because I can never get good pictures in restaurants at night! My plate of delicious steaming pasta ends up looking like a pile of weird colored mush at night with not much light. Anyway I shall try. For now: here were my food adventures in Paree!