Christmas lunch at work reminded me just how awesome the peeps I work with are and how good food can be. I have a feeling I won’t need to eat anything for three days now at least. Okie, so maybe not but I think tonight there is definitely no need for dinner after the petits fours, stuffed duck, cheese, Trianon and Forêt Noire cakes and wine and champagne. Maybe I shouldn’t have had the Trianon and Forêt Noire but it’s hard to say no to good stuff sometimes and it’s not like I eat that every day.
Now on to another kind of Christmas food…
As every year the Christmas food market is back on Champs-Elysées and for once I was not there at 9am. On the map of the little booths there were a few that seemed promising such as “Nordic specialties” or “German specialties”. I was already imagining stuffing my face with pea soup and joulutortut and drinking large quantities of glögi (cheap glögi in my mind beats cheap vin chaud). And then I’d have some weisswurst in the middle and finish with some stollen. Alas reality could not really be compared to my dreams but I still did eat enough.
I ended up having stuff that was supposed to be from Alsace, Bordeaux and Belgium. But then again you don’t get the privilege of eating a 3e waffle and drinking a 3e cup of cheap vin chaud on what is supposed to be the most beautiful street in the world every day (even though everyone knows that the most beautiful street in the world is actually La Canebière).
(for those who want to know, in the end I didn’t really find the German stuff, I think there might have been some confusion between the German stuff and the stuff from Alsace. The Nordic booth was called that because it served a sandwich with smoked salmon. I did find two Russian booths selling tiny jars of caviar for 60e…)
So here is the food in chronological order:
By the end I was quite glad I had opted out of an early lunch, it might not seem a lot but all that food nicely falls in your stomach.