Saturday, May 18, 2013

Le Perigord à Montmartre

Yesterday on my B'day 365 Creative Dresses and I went to the Perigord fair
In Montmartre by Sacre Coeur
For the perfect lunch.
Dessert First SVP!
Hey it's my B'day
Fraises/strawbs direct from the Dordogne with Chantilly whipped cream piled on top
Next door figs from Norbert Echourgnac filled with heavenly foie gras. Just a gouter/taste did the trick. Insanely riche...
We had the best canele ever we both agreed. Not too sweet yet that perfect balance between cake and custard - so hard to get these babies right IMHO. I went back again today to get another and more strawbs and...
Pretty little bottles of flavored syrups - rose, rhubarb, black current...
Regional walnuts/noix in the shell or out and caramelized !
We shared a perfect half dozen of farm-raised escargot served with a little apero toast and a marinated snail. Heaven.
And just the right amount from Terre d'Escargots. The garlicky-parsley aromas were...oh heck!
This gentleman farmer had wonderful canard something or other and honeys from Château de Fayolle. You can visit and stay as well. There's a pool...
Chèvre/goat cheese in all ranges from fresh to Very aged...
These weekend French regional fairs are always announced in PariScope. Plenty of maps and guides were provided. What a great way to find out about an area before visiting. This British man was showing his Mum the postcard she bought of the ride down the Montmartre funicular...
Bonne Weekend PBers and THANK YOU for all your kind wishes and encouragement!!

37 comments:

  1. I longed for just one of those amazing strawberries, then I tried to imagine fig + fois gras flavor, and finally I nearly choked on my post-exercise high fiber, low fat oatmeal bar when I saw the caneles. Sorry. After the caneles the rest of the post was completely out of focus.

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  2. What a great day you had:)
    Well deserved..love the aquarelle..

    Yum yum all the treats..I most certainly would have bought un sirop for sure!

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  3. You do have my mouth watering. Everything looks amazing and some bring a remembrance of traveling in France from driving through the country side seeing the walnuts being collected and to a street fair with tastes of fois gras and those strawberries at the local market place. Oh dear, I must travel here again.
    Happy Birthday month to you. May is the perfect month to celebrate.

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  4. Anonymous11:52 AM

    love the Perigord festival--wish I could be there---I will be close--when I stay in the 17th in July. Also like the link to the blog---have been thinking of blogging--everyone has suggested it---appreciated your literary connection too. LuLu

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  5. I cannot believe you went back up there today!! LOL, I was thinking about doing that. Maybe tomorrow...the strawberries were in my dreams! So good. And yes, the cannelles are the only ones I've ever found that worth eating.

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  6. Go back!
    The berries are even ripper today

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  7. Rhubarb syrup? Périgord, here I come!

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  8. I've been reading your blog for quite a few months, but had to comment when I saw your post on Périgord! Until just a few weeks ago, I was living in Périgord as an English assistant and I miss it dearly already. Wish I could have been in Paris for the fair, glad you had a good time celebrating your birthday there!

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  9. I feel like I was with you at the market I go to near where I live. Today I was sharing a punnet of Perigord strawberries with my daughter. At Christmas we have those figs stuffed with foi gras, delicious.Love the little water colour of 'les dames sur la place du marche' The Perigord is a lovely area you should come & visit...(I'm so pleased I have the comment box back to make a post) why does Blogger mess things up ?

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    1. Omg you are soooo Lucky to have all those artisanal foods everyday !

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  10. So much good food :) The strawberries really look good.....
    Looks like you had great weather, too.
    I like that last shot of the train tracks - it really looks like spring to me!

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    1. Yeah the guy showing his mom that postcard instead of just experiencing where they are - too funny!

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  11. I hope that you had an amazing birthday! This festival looks like a wonderful way to spend the day!

    Elizabeth

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  12. A true feast for your birthday Carol... wishing you happy days and a wonderful year ahead.. xv

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  13. Super! And a very happy belated birthday to you my friend! Bises

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  14. The figs with foie gras sound heavenly! :o

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  15. You certainly found a fine place for a birthday celebration! Every delicacy looks absolutely delicious. You were also in very good company.

    Please do keep an eye out for any other regional fairs that might set up in Paris. Is Montmartre a recurring location? Making that climb up could be good prep for the feast at the top!

    xo

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  16. What a lovely time (personally, I am of the age that I think birthdays should be celebrated every day of the year!) Life is a celebration, especially if you live in Paris...you go girl! Thanks for amplifying my impression of Perigord which only comes from the series of mystery books by Martin Walker. Chief of Police Bruno lives in the Perigord region, cooks, grows veggies and chickens, and solves mysteries. Maybe he was at the fair, or at least his love interest Isabelle, who has moved to Paris. They seem alive, although only fiction. Thanks for the beautiful pictures and keep celebrating!

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    1. I, too, love the Marin Walker series with Bruno - we spent time in the Perigord in 2009 & I loved the area & the food is the best in France.

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  17. Anonymous9:48 AM

    Your birthday sounded absolutely perfect, Carol. How WILL you top that next year. Joyeaux anniversaire.Virginia

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  18. Anonymous12:02 PM

    Happy Birthday!!! Strawberries and whipped cream.......it doesn't get any better than that! And YES of course you should do a book......it is hard work and truly a labor of love......but don't be so hard on yourself......let it all come to you at the right time.....you are very talented and the book will be amazing!!.......God Bless.......Normajean

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  19. Anonymous12:04 PM

    The food looked wonderful as always. What fun to wake up everyday and decide what bakery to consume. Heaven!!
    Lynne

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    1. Hahaha
      If only calories didn't count
      If only snacking was OK in the streets of Paris
      Still not too tough here ;))
      Mustn't grumble

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  20. Anonymous12:08 PM

    Thank you for for sharing a glimpse into where I wish I were!!!
    Cyndy

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  21. Anonymous12:09 PM

    Bonne anniversaire!
    et mmmmmmmmmm --
    I plan to go back this summer and take my daughter for her birthday treat,
    and we will eat our way across the city -- inspired by you!
    Jane

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  22. Looks like you had a wonderful birthday!
    xo, lissy

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  23. Sounds like a perfect birthday - you've made me very hungry for foods I cannot get right now.

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  24. Happy Birthday! It all looks delicious, lucky you! I have still not tried snails, I don't think I can face them but everything else looked perfect.

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  25. Anonymous4:19 PM

    Hello.just for information those foie gras figs are actualy Norbert d'echourgnacs lol i recognise the price tag and the quality finish.

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    1. Anonymous8:28 AM

      http://www.sudouest.fr/2013/05/13/un-air-perigourdin-a-montmartre-1051527-1825.php

      http://cg24.fr/servir_les_citoyens/7eme_edition_de_l%E2%80%99operation_%C2%AB_le_perigord_a_montmartre_%C2%BB/5-3160/document-5974/dossier%20de%20presse%20montmartre.pdf

      Hello,
      I sent you some links Norbert Echourgnac and figs stuffed with foie gras. I'm his daughter. I hope you can correct your mistake.
      Thank you in advance.

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  26. What a delicious way to spend your birthday! Wishing you a happy year and many more.

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  27. Happy Belated Birthday~ I hope you had a glorious day. We're all down with flu here, so be careful.

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  28. Oh wow.. what a wonderful way to celebrate. It all looks so lovely. :)

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  29. Carol, another wonderful (delicious!) post!
    My favorite picture (though hard to choose) is the second one,Montmartre by the Sacre Coeur,
    where my hubby and I got engaged almost 50 years ago.
    THANK YOU for happy memories!
    Natalia

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  30. Looks like you had a glorious birthday! This is an area I discovered first with my friend Jerry, then when Peter took us there. Lots of fun, pretty, charming -- and it looks darned delicious, too!

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  31. Oh, what a perfect birthday!
    Belated best wishes for a wonderful year!

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  32. Happy Birthday, I'm so glad that you found the perfect celebration. I shouldn't be surprised any more at the wonderful activities that you find, but I am.

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