Friday, November 1, 2013

More Duck

There are only a few more days until we return home, so today we returned to one of our favorite restaurants, Le Petit Canard, for lunch.  I again had the sliced duck breast and Bill had duck à la orange.  I especially liked the mashed potatoes with chestnuts, topped with sauteed mushrooms.  I also thought that wrapping the green beans with smoked duck was a nice touch.

After lunch we went to the candy store À l'Etoile d'Or to make a few purchases and I got a photo with the owner, Denise Acabo.  She's very chatty, no matter how limited your French, and she always wears her hair in pigtails and dresses like an English schoolgirl, even though she is well into her seventies.  Her shop is very dangerous if you're concerned about your finances or your waistline.

Bill needed something to read so we made a stop at the English language bookstore, Shakespeare and Company, which has been an institution in Paris for many years.  The original Shakespeare and Company was a gathering place for writers such as Hemingway, Pound, and Joyce.  It closed permanently during the German occupation.  The current Shakespeare and Company was named in its honor and opened in 1951.

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