The Perfect Paris Beurre

The perfect Paris Beurre from Le Petit Vendome in Paris

The perfect Petit Beurre from Le Petit Vendome in Paris

Paris has many treasures that often stay hidden to those who don’t live there. One of these is the Paris Beurre. I only came across this delicious concoction thanks to my sister Teresa. While she was living in Paris she’d text me telling me she was sitting in the Jardin des Tuileries enjoying a Paris Beurre for lunch. Ignorant me assumed she was eating baguette with butter. Oh was I wrong!

While baguette with butter is pretty fabulous already, the Paris Beurre is that much better. It consists of baguette, rather a lot of delicious salty, creamy French butter and the perfect slice(s) of ham! There is something about the combination of butter, ham and bread that make for instantaneous deliciousness! Different forms and variations of the combination can be found in numerous cookbooks, in different cultures and throughout history. This French version remains a classic and for a damn delicious reason! I promise you nothing short of a simple delicious pleasure! Many many thanks to my awesome sister for sharing this treasure!

Now the trick is finding the perfect Paris Beurre. My trusted favourites is Le Petit Vendome (8 rue des Capucines, 2e Paris – just around the corner from the Place Vendome and a few minutes walk from the Tuileries). This fantastic little place is only open for lunch and always packed – you really have to hustle through the crowds to place your order! What makes the Paris Beurre so special here is the baguette from Boulangerie Julien (which has won Best Baguette of Paris!), the Brittany Ham, and the best French butter! I promise it is a must while in Paris!!!

So, try a Paris Beurre on your next trip, sit in the Jardin des Tuileries and marvel at beautiful Paris!  Bon Appétit and let me know what you think!

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A Trip to the Market

I love going to markets! I love walking through the different aisles and tasting and exploring the different foods on offer.  Not surprisingly then, one of my favourite things in Mallorca is going to the Santa Catalina Market in Palma. You can shop any kind of food possible – seasonal fruit and vegetables, meats catering to all tastes, perfect jamon, fresh fish of the day, locally made olive oil and (my favourite) delicious, ripe and tasty tomatoes! Everything is of the highest quality, making shopping here a little pricier than in your average supermarket but the quality you get makes all the difference. Fishmarket_Palma

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But what makes this market truly amazing is the fact that you can have your fresh fish, prepared right there and then. Buy at your favourite stand and then head over to Bar des Mercat where you can have them prepare your fish anyway you like. This is not haute cuisine but simply really good food! Sit at the bar and enjoy your catch of the day.

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Enjoy a cortado or beer at one of the bars…

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…and then head over to Bar Des Mercat to have your fish prepared! Buen provecho!

For more food info on Mallorca, have a look here or just shoot me a mail or tweet. You can also comment down below. Mallorca is one of my favourite places and feels like a second home, so feel free to ask away.