After things had started to settle down a bit after the move and me starting work Lindsey and I finally decided to go out and explore places to eat. Since I was working 80+ hours a week and Lindsey was focusing on learning French, it left her with some extra time to explore Paris. She had done a bit more research than me about areas of Paris and had discover Rue Montorgueil, which is a really nice area near Les Halles in the 2nd Arr. She end up making reservations for us at L’Hédoniste. The dinner was almost a year ago now so I don’t remember everything we had but I do remember it being really good! It seems to be easier to find bad restaurants in Paris than good ones so I was pretty excited to have a nice meal! The space is great, romantic with the type of decor that makes you feel like you really are in Paris. I had just received my first paycheck from L’Arpege too so we decided to splurge on the wine a little. All in all it was great fun and I really recommend checking out the restaurant. They offer a formule for lunch and the menu is pocketbook friendly.
Rue Montorgueil is a great area for walking around. Lined with restaurants, cafés, bakeries, fish stores, cheese shops, wine shops, produce stands and flower shops you really can find it all. I also love it because it’s really close to the best Kitchen supply stores in Paris! E. Dehillerin, La Bovida, A. Simon! These are MY favorite places. Granted, they can be on the pricey side for kitchen ware, they do have some some really great stuff! There’s also some other cool stores around there, Kilawatch being one of my wife’s favorites! You could easily spend a great afternoon in this fun part of Paris!
Here’s some links to the places I mentioned.