On the last full day in Paris, Mr. M&P and I set off on our own to see the last bits of the major tourist attractions: the Eiffel Tower. We stood in line and waited to buy tickets. The elevators brought us to the very top in two trips. Sure it was cliche and cheesy but I enjoyed the view from up there. Due to a delayed opening, we weren't able to do much else before we met up with our friends for a falafel sandwich at L'As Du Fallafel. After a quick lunch, off we went again to see Napoleon's tomb and amory at the Invalids. If you like weapons, then this is the museum for you and it was for me. Both old and modern exhibits (knight's armor and WWII memorabilia) were very interesting.
We headed back towards our hotel to drop off a few items then we went to look for souvenirs. Most of my souvenirs are food related regardless of the trip. So the area near our hotel called Place de Madeline was the perfect place to look for such items. We found several chocolate shops, the Maille mustard store, and other specialty gourmet food stores. It was perfect. I got hungry on my quest so this is when I picked up the foie gras and fig sandwich from Fauchon to snack on with Mr. M&P and Ms. Poutine Esq to share.
After the long day, we went back to the hotel to rest a bit, shower, and head out for some drinks before dinner. Already tipsy from the wine, we arrived at Spring right on time for our reservation at 9:30pm. After a brief wait, we were led to our table. We ordered even more wine while the waiter reminded us that there was no menu. Everyone was served the same thing for €79 with 2 entrees, a main course, and a dessert.
The first entree (yes, the above was the amuse bouche) was white asparagus with citrus segments, dill, and egg in a mushroom broth. Really light but felt meaty with the large stalks of asparagus. The dish seemed simple but the flavors said otherwise. Really well balanced with the fruit, herbs, and broth.
After everything that I've eaten and experienced, this was my absolute favorite meal of the trip. The food was well thought out from the portion size to the ingredients to the execution. Even the service honed in onto our savvy sarcasm and chimed in. I would not hesitate to go back and try more of the food. It also didn't hurt that they took reservations via email.
6 Rue Bailleul
Paris, France 75001
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