在香港很難找到百年老店,而巴黎反而可保留不少地道的經典美食。當日我大概11點已到達，因為12點過後已經要排隊，而且大部份都是本地人。Chartier的服務生是很有趣的， 就算我一早到來，也要安排我跟陌生人同桌 (其實這是餐廳的特色和傳統之一)，麵包跟人一起分食, 但這樣我就可以跟一起同桌吃飯的朋友談天說地！由於是百年老店，同桌朋友教我看看較近門口好像“百子櫃”的櫃子，其實是百多年前熟客各自存放餐巾的抽屜，很有歷史感。
It’s hard to find many century-old shops in Hong Kong but it’s another case for local food in Paris. I arrived Bouillon Chartier around 11 a.m. – before the local crowd line up after noon. The Chartier waiters are very interesting, they would arrange me to share the table with some strangers (the tradition of this restaurant), so that I would share the bread and mingle with my dining buddies! For its century old heritage, my dining buddy introduced me a shelf that looked like the hundred-drawer shelf in the Chinese Pharmacy. Can you imagine they were drawers that regular customers store their napkins? Love the historical touch.
置身於百年老店bistro， 好像時光倒流。我坐下時人不太多， 不到一會兒已開始排隊。
As if I came back to the times when this century old bistro was opened. It was quiet when I sat down but soon the queue appeared.
Appetizer started with classic French cheese veggie salad – which was recommended by the local French who shared the table with me. The art of tradition started with the sharing bread with your dinning buddies.
Recommend the main course – Duck Confit – tender and juicy.
Many friends were fair to Paris after their European trips. Crowded, small hotels, French are not the friendliest, shops close early, and not open on Sundays… Despite these complaints, I haven’t changed my impressions to the city every time I visited: She is a gorgeous woman, a bit arrogant, carefree, with her own definition of style. If you understand the inner side of her, you’d enjoy everything she gave you. Similar to French – they know how to enjoy their life, and love their life and carefree. Why don’t you take it slow, and let me show you how a Local French lives in Paris.
今次落腳的酒店一出門對著凱旋門，只要步行幾個街口可到位於Champs Elysees 的 Laduree 的本店，很喜歡今次座位的安排，一眼可看盡 不同的角落。
My stay was perfect – facing Arc de Triomphe, which is just a few blocks away from Champs Elysees where you can find the flagship of Laduree. Love the seat arrangement where you can have a full glace of every corner.
Ham Salad – many veggies inside. Dessert was apple pie.
Rose Tea 味道一流，立即買了回港。
Love the rose tea. Bought home right away.
Such a beautiful store. Every corner deserves a snapshot.
The interior of the whole restaurant.
The main store is very spacious with different dining zones. Must come back for more selfie!
My Canteen in London: Zedel
每次朋友叫我推薦倫敦的餐廳，我一定推介Zedel。它是傳統的法國bistro。價錢很實惠，Art Deco設計，空間偌大，這兒4Course set只須19鎊（包餐酒），難怪日日有人排隊。
Zedel is a restaurant that I ‘d recommend for friends visiting London. It is a classic and spacious French bistro with art deco design but in a much affordable price. Can you imagine you can have your 4-course meal (including wine) with 19 pounds only? Yes indeed – the queue you can see every day counts.
The traditional French onion soup, with good portion of cheese.
Main course: scallops. Rustic, big and fresh!
甜品是我最喜愛的Floating Island with Vanilla Sauce。
My favourite dessert: Floating Island with Vanilla Sauce.