Parisian Influences: Date Night In Paris (well sort of…)

When Anita first asked me to join
her Paris Party, I thought, “A whole week of Paris posts???”  How could I do that when I have never set
foot in the country?  But, I began to
look around me and found a little bit of Paris everywhere!  Yesterday, I wrote of the French influences
in my style….and today, there are French influences in my dating life!!
What I might wear on a date to La Madeleine.
Bon Appetit!  These are the words which greet Mr. B and I
when we go out to eat at La Madeleine
It is perhaps our favorite place to eat out on a date.  Oh, sure, there are much fancier French
restaurants in San Antonio, Texas….but, some of you may remember, we are on a
budget!  We love the atmosphere of this
French country café and always find delicious fare.  We really love it in the winter when we can
get a cozy table for two by the fireplace. 
I think what I love most about the atmosphere is that it is quite and we
can actually have a conversation…rare in some places.
I asked what makes French Cooking
unique, and the manager answered, “French Cooking always has excellent
presentation, and is prepared with the highest of quality ingredients…fresh
herbs, ripe fruits and vegetables, and lean succulent meats.”
Of course, I feel as though we
experience a little bit of Paris when we eat there.  Where is your favorite location for French
cuisine??  Make sure you visit Anita’s
and the other Paris Party bloggers and have a fabulous, exquisite French
“America is my country and Paris is
my hometown.”  – Gertrude Stein


  1. That plate of yumminess is making my stomach growl!
    We have a great French inspired restaurant in Sonoma that is pretty well known. It's called The Girl and the Fig. I love to get their mussels steamed in Pernod with grilled slices of sourdough (when I am off my low carb diet, of course).

  2. My hubby and I love La Madeleine and eat breakfast there at least once a month. I love the French Lessons piped in when you go to the bathroom. Unique.

  3. Man, I am dense. Are we suppose to write a Paris post everyday? I just did one on friday and thought that was the deal. I don't have other posts ready… oh gosh! btw, i love the salad and the pink sandals. you are so fun!!!

  4. You live in San Antonio? My husband and I lived there for two years when he was in the Army. Our first child was born at Brooke Army Medical Center. I LOVE that city!

  5. Okay Pam, add green to your best colors list because you look fantastic in that shade! Orange and green, those are two of your colors! I haven't had French food in a French restaurant in so long but I do go down to our local patisserie, Almondine, to have macarons. They are very good, which I have yet to visit the Laduree that opened in Manhattan (where they charge twice as much for a macaron and I've read there are long lines!). XO, Jill

  6. I love the Gertrude Stein quote. It has been a while since I've enjoyed French food in a restaurant. The last one was a place called Aiox. How does that translate?

  7. Just thought that I would add an Aussie comment here. We have a vast array of French cafes and restaurants here- very traditional and extremely good eating! Yum!

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