Paul and I ate at our favorite Mexican restaurant in
30, rue des Bernardins
turkey mole, enchiladas verdes, flautas, guacamole, and definitely the margaritas!
Sunday evening was spent with our good friends Kristina and Bruno at Le Refuge des Fondus. This tiny place is just a 4-5 minute walk from our apartment and serves amazing fondue. Le Refuge is about as typically
Once our table was ready, we got called by our slightly decrepit waiters (who were smoking, by the way) to come take a seat, which meant that Tina and I got a hand with stepping up on the chair and over the table to shimmy down into our seats on the bench against the wall. Everyone has to do this as there is absolutely no room to pull out the tables. So, we squeezed into our allotted 2 feet of bench while eyeing our neighbor's pot of molten cheese. The menu at Le Refuge is this: a small plate of charcuterie (with cheese and olives), an aperitif (a kir), choice of meat or cheese fondue, fruit salad for dessert and a biberon of red or white wine all for 16 Euros. If you pay a few euros more, you can choose a really great dessert like chocolate cake or ice cream. We all ordered either the orange or lemon sorbet which came in a hollowed out orange or lemon. Very cute!
You might rightly be asking, "hey...what's a biberon?" Well, it's a baby bottle. They serve you wine in a baby bottle. With the nipple thingy. It was okay. It's weird, but it isn't that weird when you understand that if you call someone a drunk in French, you can say that he has his biberon with him. So, at least there is a pretense. Anyway, meals spent eating fondue have been some of the most fun meals spent here. I don't think it possible to be more satisfied than with bread, melted cheese and poking elbows with your neighbors.
Le Refuge des Fondus
17, rue des Trois Frères