Joined: 13 Oct 2006 Posts: 26 Location: Paris and Seattle
Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 5:02 pm Post subject: Free tastings, regional producers, rue St. Paul this weekend
Starting today and going to Sunday is a multi-regional exposition of food products by the producers themselves. This one is called Marché des Producteurs de Pays. It is in the Marais (Paris 4ème Arr.) in the Village St. Paul. This is great fun with everything from cheese to nuts to mushrooms to wine to oysters to buy and, in many cases, taste for free. I just had a delicious "farçous", sort of a fat pancake with shallots, chives, and various other things, pan fried, for 1,50. It looked like a potato latke but it`s acutally made with crêpe batter. The mushrooms, nut oils, cheeses, and cakes I tasted for free.
I`m about to go back with a platter for oysters. I'm no expert on regional differences, but a dozen No. 3 for 9 look pretty good. They also have 0 and 00 giants for a little more. The woman said she`d open them for me if I came with my own platter. Since I live about 75 meters away, I`ve just come home for the platter.
If you haven't been to the Village St. Paul before, this weekend is a great time. It is basically 4 or 5 courtyards behind the shops of the rue St. Paul. Nearest métros are St. Paul (line 1) and Sully-Morland (line 7).
Keep an eye out for a bearded fellow in a black coat who loooks like my little avatar. That could actually be me. I expect to pop in and out several times in the next few days.
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