My Trip To Paris: Day 2
On our second day in Paris, the weather predictions were not good: rain and thunder all day long. When the morning turned out to be dry weather, we decided to make the most of it and went to see the Eiffel Tower.
Afterwards we walked to Avenue Montaigne and the Champs-Élysées for some shopping, when it started to pour. We were on our way to eat lunch at Angelina's. Paris' iconic tea room where you get the best hot chocolate in the world, when the rain came down so heavily, we became soaking wet and quickly hopped into the nearest restaurant we could find...
Boy, was that a surprise! I vaguely recognised the restaurant Drouant from French Vogue's list of the best Parisian terraces. However the terrace was soaking wet, as were we. We went inside and thankfully were able to get a table for two. Unknowingly, we entered a hotspot for Parisians without a single tourist in sight, and it was amazing! The best food I've ever had in Paris. The ambiance of the restaurant was incredible. The men were all dressed in suits having 3-course business lunches complete with wine lists. The women were oh-so-effortlessly chic as only French women can be. The tableware was Christofle. The service was impeccable.
This was honestly the best experience I've ever had in Paris. And it was such a surprise. I am definitely coming back here! Pictured below: main course a risotto and a riz au lait as dessert, a rice milk with caramel sauce and sugared nuts.
After the incredible lunch at Drouant, the rain was not going away, so we decided to brave the rain and hop into store after store. I was looking to buy a Maison Michèl hat, which I've been admiring for many years. I bought a classic grey Maison Michèl hat, which I'm so in love with.
After a long day of rain, shopping, and walking, we were treated to dinner at the Chouchou hotel and we had the loviest evening. Luckily, this hotel has an amzing courtyard restaurant where there's live music, good food, and great drinks. The French drink Ricard hosted an evening so we got to sample some of their cocktails.
To follow my Parisian adventures, come see me at my Instagram page Paris Loves Pastry where I post more pictures and videos.