Paris Eats: Le Comptoir du Relais

Paris Eats, Uncategorized

Le Comptoir

9 carrefour de l’Odéon – 75006 Paris, France.

Le Comptoir is a popular French bistro located in the 6th arrondissement of Paris in St Germain.  I Googled recommended restaurants to dine alone, but, don’t feel sorry for me as I found the perfect place.  I was able to skip the long waiting line because I just needed a table for 1.

The restaurant that came up in my search was called L’avant Comptoir which is standing room only. However, because I wanted to enjoy the people watching and 3 courses I walked a few steps away to Le Comptoir. Both restaurants are owned by the same family just next door to each other.

Le Comptoir was full of Americans and bilingual staff.  I asked the waitress for menu recommendations and she didn’t lead me astray! I started with a glass of white wine, Bien sur.   Next course was Foie Gras, a French staple. Later I would find out this choice did not sit well with me… I’ll leave it at that.  Luckily, I was able to easily continue on to the next course. Cochon De lait Braise de roti lentilles de ragout was outstanding and highly recommended. I’ll admit it does not look like much but it definitely favorably ignited my pallet.  I’m a sucker for some apple pie a la mode. The next course, dessert, is the French version of Apple pie called Tarte Fine aux Pomme,  Glace Vanille. Amazing choice.  Even though they charged me for water although I’m sure I said sink water and the Foie Gras was not my jam I highly recommend Le Comptoir! I will definitely check it out the next time I’m in Paris.  Check out the menu, prices, and pictures of my plates below!

 

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12 Month Visa To France!

Travel, Uncategorized

Finally, I received a 12-month visa to France. But A lot has changed in the months that I set out to move to France for 12 months. I put so much work into getting the visa that I feel a celebration is in order, however…. at this time the 12 months stay in France has been reduced to just 6-weeks! I know- that’s great! I don’t know a lot of people that would complain about spending 6 weeks in France. My plan was to sell everything become a Minimalist, practice and learn fluent French, and write my books. I needed the 12 months!! Now I am scurrying to do everything in the time I have. By “scurry” I mean sleeping in and staying up watching french tv all night.

None the less- I managed to join a writing group and start writing in a span of 7 days. Perhaps this 6-week “time constraint” was the way it was intended all along…!

Let me share my experiences and travel stories as a solo traveler in France, well by solo I mean traveling with my dog Webster and I! Welcome.

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