Monday, March 7, 2011

Lunch in Paris - Café Lenôtre

After a morning at Petit Palais, Holly and I enjoyed a fabulous lunch at Café Lenôtre. We often eat a nice lunch and then enjoy baguettes, saucisson sec, et fromage at our apartment for a light dinner.


Café Lenôtre
10, avenue des Champs-Élysées

37 comments:

Miss Sadie said...

Looks really grand to me. Fortunately, I'm not hungry right now.

Actually, come to think of it, I am hungry. And the refrigerator is . . . that way.

Your pictures make me hungry, sometimes. Is this the way to live healthy? Perhaps some chicken and a bun? Or some large cookies?

Suzi said...

Sounds perfect to me!! x....YUM!

Adrienne said...

Lovely salade. Those slices of cheese are so perfectly thin and shaped. I'll bet they tasted even better than they look.

Bergson said...

toujours des bons coins

Dianne said...

Bonjour Genie ~ I've walked by Cafe Lenotre but never been inside -it looks very grand with the silver shone to perfection. What a great treat. xx

RICHARD MOISAN said...

Je souris. Deux Américaines à Paris! :-) Mais je te félicite Genie! Oui, tu t'intègres vraiment à la vie française. Tu aimes ses monuments, ses clichés, sa nourriture, et les Français. Je vois que tu t'intègres parfaitement. C'est beau. Même la langue, tu l'écris très bien. Sans traducteur automatique. Toutes mes félicitations!

jb said...

Stereo glasses of wine! Excellent!

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Always a joy to stop off for lunch.....like the purple glass!
Rx.

Cezar and Léia said...

C'est une belle image pour commencer cette semaine!À mon avis, le vin est d'autant important, si... cette image est parfaite!
bises
Léia :)

Andy said...

Health food for health people. I also had health food yesterday. I took my granddaughters to the movies and saw Rango. I bought myself a bag of popcorn and a diet coke.

biebkriebels said...

Looks good and don't forget to mention the wine. It is the "cherry on the cake" with a meal.

Jojo said...

If only I could have a lunch such as this to look forward to on this Monday! Back to work...back to lunch on the run :-(

Carol Schiff Studio said...

A lesson in how to live well. French fromage is the best! Cannot wait to return.

Coco Coterie said...

Lovely and three delicious items on which to enjoy a simple but satisfying plate. Have a lovely day ~ xox Alexandra

BillDixon said...

Ooh. You turned my taste buds on this morning. A good salad and wine are my favorites. What did you have?

Virginia said...

Looks delicious! Pour me a glass and I will join you two!
V

M said...

I know it will be a re-run for you, but I have just put Cafe Lenotre on my list. Miam-miam!!

Ninny said...

Yum! It looks beautiful and fresh...

Liz

Rob said...

A light lunch paired with a perfect glass of red wine, what could be better?

Jeanne said...

Yum! The salad looks so delish! This is a great place to stop while making that afternoon walk up Champs-Elysees. Nice cafe shot!

I noticed from your blog that you will be going to Paris soon and thought you might also enjoy Le Soufflet on Rue du Mont Thabor. The menu was in French, so I stuck with jambon e fromage soufflet w/ salad and was not disappointed. What fun it is to try new dishes as well as the one you presented to us.

Jack said...

The salad is so full that the cheese slices are overflowing. Wonderful composition, Genie. When do you return to Paris?

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Oh, I hope a place at that table is set for me! That is the way to live. Thank you for visiting my blog - and... of course you liked the pink painting!!!

Thank you for sharing snippets of Parisian life. I'm living vicariously through you!

Amanda said...

genie - i do the same!! one meal out and one in when traveling. and in paris, that meal in, with the bread, sausage, cheese and wine one can procure, that meal is often just as enjoyable.

wonderful photo.

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Oh yum! How do you stay thin in Paris? I guess the key words were "light dinner." The pastries would be my weakness. Your lunch looks healthy though!

Isabel said...

Great lunch with I suppose great wine! It's been days I haven't visited yours and other blogs......I specially love the photograph of the painter.
Wish you a very nice week too!

martinealison said...

J'espère que les verres étaient remplis d'un excellent Bordeaux!
Gros bisous

Loree said...

mmmmm it looks like a wonderful lunch.

Starman said...

That is a lot of food. What are the white things, one of which appears to be falling off the plate?

Kate said...

Everything is well-coordinated: the colours blend, the silverware gleams, and the glasses shine. The red sweater complements the salad, which, incidentally looks fresh and delightful. Nummy, all the way around.

Alexa said...

You do know how to live, ma chere. I had salad for lunch. Does this mean I can have a baguette et fromage for dinner? Oh, wait. I'm not in Paris—yet!

Halcyon said...

I think the simplest French foods are the best!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Miss Sadie -- Oh, yes, but a cookie (or 2) are not horrible... I never have the urge for cookies in Paris, but macarons... miam-miam!

Suzi -- You will have to report back on what you find that suits your taste buds!

Adrienne -- They were delicious, mon amie!

Bergson -- Merci, mon ami!

Dianne -- It was a wonderful treat and quite memorable... nice food, but the ambiance and the company were exceptional

Richard -- Tu es gentil, mon ami... gros bisous.

jb -- haha, that's good! I will have to remember that expression!

R -- I liked that purple glass too... merci!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Leia -- Ah, yes, the wine is a very important part of this meal... merci!

Andy -- You are funny... I think that an occasional indulgence is okay.

biebkriebels -- You definitely want to enjoy the wine!

Jojo -- Yes, sadly that is the same for me today

Carol -- The unpasturized cheeses of France are divine!

Alexandra -- I almost always enjoy a salad that someone else prepares

Bill -- I had a creamy risotto as I recall and we shared each

Virginia -- I'll order a glass of red wine for you, my friend

Randy said...

That all looks so wonderful right now. Too big for a late night snack I think.

Viennese Girl Vreni said...

The salad and the glasses of red wine look perfect!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Marie -- I think that would be great!

Liz -- Would love to have you join us!

Rob -- Ah, yes, the red wine really rounds out the nutritional value here...

Jeanne -- I am going to look up Le Soufflet. I love new places and foods... merci, mon amie!

Jack -- The cheese slices are overflowing but they are quite thin (smile)... I return on April 11th -- soon!

Kelley -- Definitely! I'm glad to take you on "the journey" to Paris... merci!

Amanda -- It just seems to be a natural rhythm and prevents overeating. It helps that the "small meal" is so absolutely divine, heh!

Tammy -- The pastries are rich enough that you just cannot eat them like cookies... plus, you walk a lot!

Isabel -- Merci, mon amie... glad that you liked the artist!

martine -- Je pense que oui... merci!

Loree -- It was delish!

Starman -- Aww, it's all rabbit food except for the delicious French cheese...

Kate -- All by coincidence, but I really like the color combinations with green, purple, and red... merci!

Alexa -- Oh, just devour all the baguettes and fromage you like... soon!

Halcyon -- I have several (hah!) French cookbooks and agree with you.

Randy -- Perfect for lunch but a bit heavy for late snack...

Vreni -- Merci, mon amie!

cieldequimper said...

Methinks I spot some chorizo!