Exclusive dinner in Parisian home with a French chef

Posted by on Jun 26, 2013 in Paris, Travel with Karen | 0 comments

Exclusive dinner in Parisian home with a French chef

The icing on the cake, so to speak, the grand finale on my Paris tour is a private dinner party in the home of native Parisians with a French chef preparing our dinner.

Our hostess, born and raised in the neighborhood of Saint Germain des Près, opens her door to welcome us into her chic home in the elegant 7th arrondissement.  She shares with us her talent for table decoration and provides insight into the Parisian lifestyle.

hostess_veronique_medOur hostess Véronique in her home with guests Carolyn and Fran

chef_dinner_Pat_Dana_CindyPat, Dana, and Cindy ~ life-long friends create beautiful memories in Paris

chef_laurent_camembertChef Laurent dressing the salad which accompanies warm crispy Camembert cheese with caramel ~ a salute to Normandy and Claude Monet

chef_dinner_grisonA beautiful starter course of grison (thinly sliced raw cured beef, similar to prosciutto), arugula with balsamic citrus vinaigrette and ratatouille confit

religeueses_PHFor dessert?  Saint Honoré:  Le carrément chocolat by Pierre Hermé.   A Saint Honoré is choux pastry filled with ethereal chocolate cream, studded with morsels of crispy praline and held together with caramel.  Though no longer hungry, I ate every bite (with no regret).  The perfect end to the perfect evening.