Anniversary, France, Uncategorized EUROTRIP: 1ST YEAR ANNIVERSARY LUNCHEON 10 August 2010

Our 1st year Wedding Anniversary lunch was at the Crillon Hotel. It was intially meant to be in the main restaurant area, which my friend recommended highly. But they’re shut all of August (argh) so we decided to go to their L’obe brasserie instead.

The hotel is exquisite. All marble and opulence, it’s quiet and luxurious inside, so we had to make sure to behave ourselves 😉 There weren’t many people in L’obe so the service was incredibly attentive. We adored the complimentary bread (it’s true, bread really does taste better in France!!) and all the dishes were lovely. The only downside was that it was a GORGEOUS day outside, and the restaurant is all indoors… but fortunately we spent the rest of the day afterwards wandering around in the gardens enjoying the sunshine, so that made up for it 🙂


Entering the Crillon Hotel

The lobby

Very quiet corridors

L’obe Restaurant

The cute DIY-looking menu

Cheese breadsticks and a glass of 2008 Alsace Riesling

Fanastic bread and luscious salted butter (man, we couldn’t get enough of this)

Sauteed foie gras with Melon in Amaretto jelly

Happy as a clam

Whiting with breadcrumbs and mashed potatoes

This was OUTSTANDING! The fish was so flakey and moist, and potatoes so creamy..

Saddle of lamb roasted with aubergine caviar

Extremely creamy dark chocolate petit fours

Bourbon vanilla millefeuille (so sweet of them to remember our anniversary!)
BEST millefeuille we have ever eaten…. BY FAR.


40 Comments

  • vixette7 posted on August 10, 2010 at 8:49 am

    foie gras? naughty naughty, not supposed to eat liver. then again i can’t resist foie gras myself!

    the millefeuille looks delish!

    you look a lot like your mom now!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 23, 2010 at 2:17 pm

      You can eat foie gras if you’re pregnant, but it’s high in Vitamin A so you just cant eat vast quantities of it (though no one ever does since it’s so expensive!)

      Reply
  • rainingumbrella posted on August 10, 2010 at 9:28 am

    So sweet of them to remember your anniversary! That millefeuille looks so yummy. 🙂 No alcohol young lady! Not even in your millefeuille 😉

    Wei-Wei

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    • beverly posted on August 23, 2010 at 2:19 pm

      Haha a small amount of alcohol is fine, esp if it’s cooked in food. Just not drinking 2 glasses of wine daily or anything. In fact, the French drink a glass a day every day and their babies turn out fine 😉

      Reply
  • belladonna_fb posted on August 10, 2010 at 10:02 am

    the fish looks SO DELICIOUS! happy anniversary 🙂

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    • beverly posted on August 23, 2010 at 2:20 pm

      I loooved it, and it was healthy too, woohoo!

      Reply
  • angelnotes posted on August 10, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    The place looks so grand! 😀

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    • beverly posted on August 23, 2010 at 2:20 pm

      It’s crazy that it was their “casual brasserie”, their main restaurant is super luxe, but closed in Aug 🙁

      Reply
  • distractedfish posted on August 10, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    You’ve just made me very hungry!! *drool*

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    • beverly posted on August 23, 2010 at 2:20 pm

      Hopefully you don’t eat as much rich/unhealthy food as we did.. hehe!

      Reply
  • berlinlee posted on August 10, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    Happy Aniiversary! and also Happy Holidays:) Have fun!!!
    xo

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 23, 2010 at 2:21 pm

      Thanks sweetie!

      Reply
  • internettourist posted on August 10, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    Happy Anniversary Beverly and Chris! I feel good just absorbing the romance.

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    • beverly posted on August 23, 2010 at 2:21 pm

      Thanks very much! How a year flies by.. 🙂

      Reply
  • good_lenchik posted on August 10, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    Food looks delish!!!! But I have one Q…err… did your boobs grow? hahaha Sorry couldn’t resist.

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    • beverly posted on August 23, 2010 at 2:49 pm

      Was a casual but nice romantic lunch 🙂 and lol, not very much sadly

      Reply
  • tiffanyx posted on August 10, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    *big boobs alert* hahaaha =)

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    • beverly posted on August 23, 2010 at 2:50 pm

      LOL

      Reply
  • vixette7 posted on August 10, 2010 at 8:49 am

    foie gras? naughty naughty, not supposed to eat liver. then again i can’t resist foie gras myself!

    the millefeuille looks delish!

    you look a lot like your mom now!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 23, 2010 at 2:17 pm

      You can eat foie gras if you’re pregnant, but it’s high in Vitamin A so you just cant eat vast quantities of it (though no one ever does since it’s so expensive!)

      Reply
  • rainingumbrella posted on August 10, 2010 at 9:28 am

    So sweet of them to remember your anniversary! That millefeuille looks so yummy. 🙂 No alcohol young lady! Not even in your millefeuille 😉

    Wei-Wei

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 23, 2010 at 2:19 pm

      Haha a small amount of alcohol is fine, esp if it’s cooked in food. Just not drinking 2 glasses of wine daily or anything. In fact, the French drink a glass a day every day and their babies turn out fine 😉

      Reply
  • belladonna_fb posted on August 10, 2010 at 10:02 am

    the fish looks SO DELICIOUS! happy anniversary 🙂

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 23, 2010 at 2:20 pm

      I loooved it, and it was healthy too, woohoo!

      Reply
  • angelnotes posted on August 10, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    The place looks so grand! 😀

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 23, 2010 at 2:20 pm

      It’s crazy that it was their “casual brasserie”, their main restaurant is super luxe, but closed in Aug 🙁

      Reply
  • distractedfish posted on August 10, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    You’ve just made me very hungry!! *drool*

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 23, 2010 at 2:20 pm

      Hopefully you don’t eat as much rich/unhealthy food as we did.. hehe!

      Reply
  • berlinlee posted on August 10, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    Happy Aniiversary! and also Happy Holidays:) Have fun!!!
    xo

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 23, 2010 at 2:21 pm

      Thanks sweetie!

      Reply
  • internettourist posted on August 10, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    Happy Anniversary Beverly and Chris! I feel good just absorbing the romance.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 23, 2010 at 2:21 pm

      Thanks very much! How a year flies by.. 🙂

      Reply
  • good_lenchik posted on August 10, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    Food looks delish!!!! But I have one Q…err… did your boobs grow? hahaha Sorry couldn’t resist.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 23, 2010 at 2:49 pm

      Was a casual but nice romantic lunch 🙂 and lol, not very much sadly

      Reply
  • starbucksweetie posted on August 10, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    Ooh, what a luxe lunch.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 23, 2010 at 2:51 pm

      We coudln’t believe it’s what they consider a casual lil brasserie!

      Reply
  • tiffanyx posted on August 10, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    *big boobs alert* hahaaha =)

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 23, 2010 at 2:50 pm

      LOL

      Reply
  • starbucksweetie posted on August 10, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    Ooh, what a luxe lunch.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 23, 2010 at 2:51 pm

      We coudln’t believe it’s what they consider a casual lil brasserie!

      Reply

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