Thursday, June 9, 2011

Rue de Montorgueil -- Déjeuner


The problem on this Paris street is too many choices...


They had me at "moules-frites" - miam-miam!


Le Marie Stuart
49, rue de Montorgueil

32 comments:

Pierre BOYER said...

Bon appétit !
J'aime l'ambiance de ces brasseries...
Bonne journée,

Pierre

Aesthetic Alterations said...

Oh, that's the "problem" I want to have! It looks fun to eat there.

Chez Loulou said...

Great scene. You've captured it perfectly!

Dianne said...

Oh! I do love this street - I read the book "Almost French" by Sarah Turnbull and quite a bit of her life in Paris was set in and around Rue Montorgueil - Love the cafe! love the atmosphere! - you have captured the essence of it well!

This is Belgium said...

Genie, if you liked the moules frites,...not that I want to sound chauvinistic.... you just HAVE to come to Brussels next time you are on this side of the ocean -:) . Of course, I also love the French onces.. and I agree with the abundance of choice in streets like this one.

Viennese Girl Vreni said...

Rue Montorgueil is one of my favourite places! But I´ve only been to "Paul" (I´m a sweet girl)...

Cezar and Léia said...

Great shot!
Hmm I guess, it is the right time to prepare some tea here! :)
Léia

Malyss said...

Genie est une gourmande!!:o))

M said...

So many choices -- so little time!! Miam-miam bien sur. Moules frites pour moi aussi!

brattcat said...

too many choices, perhaps, but all of them right!

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

It does appear all of the people seem to be thinking the "grass is greener on the other side!" lol I'd gladly take any of their seats.

Ninny said...

They can hardly eat for people watching. All it takes is one person to stare at something and then,one-by-one they all look to see what's going on. A great place to eat, share a bottle of wine, and observe passersby.

Virginia said...

I"m a people watcher like Ninny. And you had me at moules-frites too! :)
V

Janey and Co. said...

I can almost hear the clink of the silverware...and smell the good food. I would love to be eating there too...and people watching...

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Hi Genie, I like that everyone is very interested in something across the way, but that man in the foreground is only interested in his meal, must be something delicious!!
Really makes you wish you were there.
Best wishes
Grace

Abby said...

Looks lovely! Nothing wrong with too many choices ;)

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Hi Genie
This photo does make me wonder what has caught everyone's attention.. Great photo

Starman said...

J'aime beaucoup les moules-frites! It's my favorite midday snack.

Hana de Prague said...

This is my favorite street, Genie! And I will eat moules frites for you there next week!
Hana de Prague

Alexa said...

"L'embarras de choix" is a problem I'd be willing to deal with—but not really such a problem if one of those many choices is yummy moules-frites! Sounds much better than the boring salad I'm eating at my desk right now. :~}

Loree said...

Lovely shot of people enjoying a good meal.

Forest Dream Weaver said...

I'd love to pull up a chair here, moules frites sounds wonderful.......with a glass of chilled white wine!

Thanks for sharing!
Ruby

James said...

I've had moules-frites in Brussels but never in Paris probably because there is too many choices. :)

I just caught up on all of your wonderful posts. I bet it won't be the last time I see them.

Rebecca said...

What a wonderful problem to have. I wish US streets had too many choices!

Jack said...

Gee, several others recognize this street, but I don't. (I am mainly a rive gauche kind of guy.) But I am willing to have a knowledgeable hostess lead me here . . .

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

I think that there was a French girl walking down the street at the time - haha! The place was delicious and delightful with great waiters. Hana, please have some moules-frites in my honor. Jack, alons-y! We have a bevy of hostesses ready to lead you around!

This was an exciting place (where I found the animal-shoes on French girl and almost fell into a plate!) The place across the street is Bianco where I snapped an orange (bright orange) Christmas tree one December.

You will never go hungry on this street! Bisous, Genie

Rob-bear said...

Eat well.
Sleep well.
Live well.
C'est Paris.

TheChieftess said...

Yummm! I think one of the best parts of Paris is all the outdoor cafe's!!!

Randy said...

All I would want is bread, cheese and wine. Ok maybe some fruit.

TheChieftess said...

And maybe just a little bit more wine...sil vous plait!!!

@robertoaust said...

We ate 2 or 3 times at the same restuarant. A great street :)@robertoaust

Jilly said...

Love this. It so perfectly captures the ambience or is it ambiance - I'm too lazy to look it up. Depends on the language probably. xxx