Heure du déjeuner

One of my must-do destinations for lunch is the tea-room of the Jacquemart-André museum. The tea-room is located in the former dining-room of the socialite couple and is an elegant setting, with its painted ceiling and gilt chairs. I usually combine lunch with one of their wonderful temporary exhibits or at least another look at the impressive permanent collection, but I’ve been known to show up just for the meal as well. The menu features light fare, and there are always special offerings to complement the museum’s temporary exhibits. I always get the heure du déjeuner (ur due day-zjun-ay) or “lunch hour” special of the quiche of the day, green salad and my choice of dessert from the glorious pastry cart for 17.80 Euros. They usually only offer one quiche at a time, so that’s a simple choice. The contemplation of which dessert will be absolutely perfect takes longer. This time, my quiche was tomato and mozzarella and the dessert was a rose flavored meringue served with raspberries and cream. Just thinking about it is mouthwatering. The very proper ladies next to me looked at me somewhat askance for taking pictures of my meal, but when I explained that it was to make my husband jealous, they offered to let me take pictures of their salads too. I was highly amused. Some things are truly international.

Little Known Museums In and Around Paris

About Patricia Gilbert

Patricia Gilbert is a French teacher. She's Canadian, lives in the United States, but dreams of living in France. Follow her on Instagram @Onequalitythefinest and on Twitter @1qualthefinest.
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