April 1 is the French equivalent of April's Fools day with an emphasis on fish jokes of all sorts.
I was on my way to swim with the fishes this morning when I took a spill on the cobblestones.
I turned around and came home, but the only thing I had to put on my sore knee and lower lip was a piece of frozen fish from Picard. Once it was defrosted I ate it for lunch. You're supposed to eat fish on Poisson d'avril.
Teal blue seems to be the color many fish prefer this Spring.
Jeff de Bruges has a witty concept at play in their windows for April 1.
Chocolate fish filled with ganache is traditionally the seasonal candy of choice but these are sushi instead of the usual sardines in a half-opened tin.
The happy cat green bowl was very tempting.
I brought my Happy cat from New York to Paris though I left behind an awful lot of other things I wish I'd taken. We all had a fishy dinner tonight.
Sushi pens at Gilbert Joseph.
Jean-Paul Hévin always comes up with innovative ideas for Easter. Here the fish is on the outside of the bowl.n
La Mere de Famille orange ribbons are very becoming on their chocolate fish. Orange is a classic color in the French chocolate world.
I popped in just as they were unpacking chocolate critters from the box.
All of these large animal shapes are hollow and filled inside/garnis with the little fish or friture as they're called.
When you find a mixed bag or box of chocolate fish/friture grab it. Usually the dark, milk and white chocolate fish are sold separately. After the salade de crevette Happy cat polished off a good number of milk chocolate poisson/fish. The Easter season of excess chocolate has begun. Spring is here!