Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Paris is a Moveable Feast

Yesterday, I met my sister for dinner at Café Salade de Fruits which is located in the French Cultural Centre. The dinner was a belated birthday gift from my sister.  We do not go out often together as we live in far apart suburbs and my sister is still working. We arrived early and chose La Table des Hôtes menu.  As I never cook rabbit,  I chose le lapin farci (stuffed with pork and mushrooms) which came with a winter salad and lots of fresh vegetables.  My sister had the trout with shrimp which also had a generous accompaniment of vegetables. The tables filled up by 7:00 but the restaurant never got too loud. As Monsieur was picking me up at 9:30, we lingered over dessert and coffee.

The French Cultural Centre is a great place in Vancouver to borrow French books and movies, attend French classes, enjoy French entertainers or meet with francophones/francophiles. If you enjoy French drama, you can attend plays in the same building by the dramatic company, Théâtre de la Seizième.  Salade de Fruits even offers a Dinner and a Play package.

A dinner dress with a jacket aways feels grownup
I love to visit Paris but when I need a "quick fix", I like to visit Paris in Vancouver. What do you do when you need a little Paris in your life? For indeed, as Hemingway said, "Paris is a moveable feast"

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