Saturday, March 30, 2013

Le Baron Rouge - Poisson d'Avril



Le Baron Rouge


There is a long line on the sidewalk for the freshly shucked oysters on Sundays at Le Baron Rouge.  Last year on April 1st, my husband, Peter (Peter's Paris), and I were there for the salty delicacies.


The French tradition for "April Fools Day" is 
put a paper fish on the back of some unsuspecting person.


Do you see it?




You have two days to cut out your fish... Don't wait.


Le Baron Rouge, wine bar
1, rue Théophile Roussel
75012, Paris

24 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Fun! And I did need those giggles this evening! Thanks, Genie!! Have a Happy Easter! And have some oysters for me!!
Hugs
Sylvia

Randy said...

I'll pass on the oysters.

Ann said...

That is a fun April Fools tradition,
and I love oysters
but I prefer it fresh.

Alain said...

Non loin du marché d'Aligre...

c'est Jeff ici said...

Le Baron Rouge also sells wine straight from the cask. It is good wine at a very reasonable price. If you con't have your own bottle they will sell you one for 50 centimes. You should try it at least once!

M said...

Ha! Your eagle eye captures the fun!! Bon week-end et joyeuses Pâques!

Amanda said...

haha - pretty funny!

i thought of you the other day when i visited a new patisserie that opened up in my town, complete with macaron towers in the windows. the staff even put on a long evening gown glove every time they removed a macaron from a case - the effect was like removing a jewel!

Alexa said...

I was the victim of poisons d'Avril the first year I was in Paris -- after that I was the perpetrator! Love your photo, Genie --

Nadege said...

I miss spending April the 1st in France because of the fish!

Michelle M said...

Love it!

Picturit said...

Bit of a Fishy tail methinks!!!!

Valladolid Daily Photo said...

In Spain we call it Día de Los Santos Inocentes and we celebrate it on December 28. Great shots!

Virginia said...

Oh those Parisians, what a sense of humor!
V

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Hi, you learn something everyday ..I have been following Peter's blog for quite a while .. and then I started following yours.. no idea you were married :-)

miss b said...

I love this tradition. When I was living in France working in a school I remember the children having so much fun in the playground.
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Jeanie said...

I may have to try that fish on Rick! Delightful!

Starman said...

At first, I thought you were saying Peter is your husband.

Erika said...

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Buona Pasqua!
Happy Easter!
Joyeuses Paques!

TheChieftess said...

Interesting that there's an "April Fool's" day tradition in Paris too!!! I'm sure it's not called the same thing...but a similar idea!!!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

I have cut out my fish for a few people on Monday. They do not suspect a thing.

Jeff, I did see the casks of wine and wish that we had filled a container. A place like this with all of the locals really gives a flavor to the 12ième.

Anne and Starman, this will definitely give Peter a laugh and my husband, David, too! I was going to leave out my husband's name, but the ambiguous reference caught both of you. I was tired when I posted this. David and Peter are about the same age and we all three had a fabulous time on our outings.

Valladolid, thanks for putting a name on the tradition/day. It is interesting how different cultures and countries partake of mischief.

Amanda, I love that story, and particularly the "long evening gloves!" What a visual, and it thrills me that you were thinking of me. You will have to tell me your favorite flavors at your new place.

Alain, Marché d'Aligre is one of my favorite haunts. The ethnic flavors and sounds are a delight.

Happy Easter to all,
Genie

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Hi Genie... ha ha , yes I am sure it will give Peter and your husband David a laugh ... I have just re-read it .. oh yes , I must of been tired when I read it first ... I missed out the comma , after "my husband," LOL

Babzy said...

funny ;)

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

I am not a fan of oysters, but my husband is. I'd love him to be in France for this event some year! Don't you just love the French - not a trick or a prank, but a paper fish!

beatrice De said...

Quand j'étais jeune, nous nous amusions à en mettre sur tous les passants.