Paris Journals / Sunset at Sacre Cœur & 3 dessert day


Bonjour & Happy Weekend!

It's late and we're sleepy, so I'll keep it brief. But I wanted to share a few of my favorite pictures and highlights from today...

It was a little rainy, but we decided to head up to Monmarte this evening on the train to eat at a cute little Dim Sum restaurant that we've been hoping to try, and see the sunset at Sacre Coeur.

The food was phenomenal. Note to self: go back to Dim Sum Cantine and order the duck bao, and the dumplings with soup inside. WOWOWOW.

After dinner we walked up to Sacre Coeur, passing a very charming accordion fellow on the way up. We payed him 1 euro to play us a song, during which he kept some super-fantastic eye contact. I can't tell you how much I wish I had a video of that.

By the time we made it to Sacre Coeur it was raining and the crowds had cleared out, so we decided to snap some pictures of the gorgeous light while we had some space. These are some of my favorite shots from the trip so far, of the carousel from under the umbrella, and the church before the storm. 

Honorable Mention:


1. Michaels chopstick stills

Dude really got it down after a few tries, and the dim sum was INCREDIBLE


2. "Dessert day"

We (somehow) managed not one, not two but THREE desserts today (I swear that's not normal), and here they are in order of taste: Macaron with ice cream (omg...), crepe, and a weird dessert made to look like meatballs.

(to clarify, it was from this restaurant where dinner is made to look like famous french desserts and desserts are made to look like famous savory French dishes... We got tricked by the name of the restaurant, "Prive De Dessert," because we were looking for an after-dinner sweet and wine place. But by the time we sat down and heard the premise of the restaurant it was too late to leave. Tasted good, and it must be popular because the place was booked up full for the night (we squeezed in for a 30 min dessert) but the vibe was weird...maybe I'm just mad because I got excited about "creme brûlée" on the menu, but it was actually polenta and cheese...)

  1st place:  Maison Carte D'Or macaron with salted caramel ice cream, chocolate creme, raspberries, caramelized pistachios, and some gold sugar. 

1st place: Maison Carte D'Or macaron with salted caramel ice cream, chocolate creme, raspberries, caramelized pistachios, and some gold sugar. 

  2nd place:  Crepes from Breizh with apple compote, homemade salted caramel sauce, and fresh whipped cream.

2nd place: Crepes from Breizh with apple compote, homemade salted caramel sauce, and fresh whipped cream.

  3rd place:  This dessert was made to look like meatballs. It made us laugh, and tasted pretty good! (Truffles with strawberry sauce), but at the moment we were a little weirded out by the presentation...

3rd place: This dessert was made to look like meatballs. It made us laugh, and tasted pretty good! (Truffles with strawberry sauce), but at the moment we were a little weirded out by the presentation...


3. Brunch (yes pizza can be brunch!) at Biglove Caffe

which has such an amazing environment and even better food. Can't wait to get back there soon and have their ricotta pancakes and their avocado toast with aged prosciutto. 

Goodnight for now!

xo