Tuesday, February 10, 2009

American Saturday Night, French Monday Night



After a long week, a few of us decided to go bowling on Saturday night.  Someone found open lanes near Montparnasse and made a reservation.  To make the night completely American, we went to Joe Allen beforehand, a fantastic place in the 1st that serves the best burgers in Paris.  Both dinner and bowling were fabulous.  The bowling alley was hysterical, filled with French teenagers singing along to American songs they didn't understand.  Joe Allen was delicious, we even had a minor celeb spotting.  (So minor in fact that I don't recall the starlet's name.)  
Yesterday, as a treat after getting our mid-term grades, my friend and I went to the highly recommended Chez Janou in the trendy Marais.  Chez Janou is famous for its selection of Pastis.  The place was packed, especially for a Monday night.  We waited a bit at the bar, where the friendly bartender brought us yummy snacks and my new favorite, Campari and OJ.  Everyone in the restaurant looked like a cast member from Gossip Girl and everyone was having a ball.  We had a delicious Provencal-style dinner and will have to return soon.  We made the tragic mistake of filling up on starters and entrees and didn't save room for the "unlimited" chocolate mousse. Apparently, when you order it, the waitress brings a HUGE bowl to your table and you help yourself to as much as you want.  

Dreaming of chocolate mousse...

5 comments:

  1. Funny & I are dreaming of chocolate mousse too. Hoping you scored a few impressive strikes.

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  2. My bowling team would like to take on your LCB team

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  3. Blair Wardoff has nothing on you

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  4. How can anybody keep up with these very clever comments. It's intimidating.............

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  5. I mean Blair Waldorf has nothing on you.

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