Monday, March 06, 2017

Salon de l'Agriculture 2017


It's that time of year for my fav annual Paris event - Salon de l'Agriculture.
I went 2 times the past week and fell in love with the bunnies.
Les Geant des Flandres - 14 pounds of love to give. These are specially bred pets. Not dinner!
Awfully fun to paint...much easier than orchids for sure.
Of course there is food, glorious food from all regions of France.
Look at this ancient bleu. The Salon is also a great opp to research a region of France you've been longing to visit. Loads of maps, flyer, people to talk to about visiting.
A cherry clafoutis, a kind of flan tarte.
At last I got a reclette sandwich! There's a slice of ham buried under all that molten cheese. Years of temptation paid off. Worth every calorie.
Clever picnickers eating their goodies on the floor. Why not? There are dozens of restaurants if you want to sit down to a proper regional meal (usually about 25-30€).
This classy wine guy wanted to sell me a case of his fine Chateauneuf de pape (49€ a bottle). Why not 6 cases. He even calculated the damage. Half a glass of this stuff and he had my address.
I was much safer hanging out and sketching the buns in building 4.
Free sketching for all though i was the only taker :)) Such lovely creatures non?
The Alsaciens never disappoint. I bought a bucket of delish choucroute with Riesling (6€). The French love food in buckets I've concluded. I buy Greek yogurt in a bucket (4,85€). Mustard comes in buckets.
Not oysters though I wouldn't mind. I always get a half dozen Brittany oysters (8,50€) just shucked.
Love to watch Aligot being served (garlicky, cheesy mashed potatoes from l'Aubrac). Her arms!
There are so many exhibiton buldings to visit at the salon. It takes a week easily. Especially if you're fond of rabbits (and cows, chickens, sheep, pigs etc).Time to dream of bunnies and Easter chocolate bunnies to come. Thanks for reading Parisbreakfast. If you like this post and want to support it, do buy Paris letters, maps and bunny watercolors or forward to a friend.
Bon Lundi PBers!

22 comments:

  1. Carolyn I1:23 PM

    Take a look at the way that bunny has his ears cocked!! His mama told him that was the most photogenic position. So darn cute!!

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  2. Can anyone attend this event? It seems almost worth planning a trip around?!

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    1. Anyone at all. Check the link in the first caption. The dates are set for 2018. 10 days of glorious eating and petting. The best way to cisit France's regions without leaving Paris.

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  3. The wine guy is cute! Did that have any impact on your decision to buy? ;)

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    1. Very suave. I didn't buy a thing! Just a game of pretend :))
      I don't even drink.

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  4. Maybe it's the wine I had at dinner or the big black dog that lives with me....but I could actually pet that first black rabbit! without closing my fingers around his neck!

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    1. I'm proud of you Jeanette!
      Very sweet and Very big bunnies.

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  5. Thanks for all the good stuff. I enjoy what you send me from the art world. !-----including your very own bunny world.

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  6. Kathleen H11:00 AM

    Food in buckets - hilarious!

    Bunnies adorable real and virtual!

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  7. Jane G11:02 AM

    BUNNIES!!!!!!

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  8. When does this take place Carol? We're heading over tomorrow.

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    1. Too late for this year Deb. It ended on Sunday :((

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  9. Love your bunnies, Carol, and this event always looks good but I'm sure I'd just walk around eating & talking to the wine guy (and I love wine so he'd probably have a sale with me).

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    1. At least you'd get a nice free taste as I did.
      No sale though... Hahah

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  10. Love your bunny wc's!

    Done on the spot...?

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    1. I sketched the bunnies on the spot and painted in when I got home.
      It was too crowded there to paint.

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  11. Barb in CA1:18 AM

    My favorite for sure!

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  12. Very cute bunnies and how could you resist all that tasty food and wine, even if it is in a bucket!?

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  13. I love the bunnies, too!

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  14. Love the bunnies too too:)

    Hahaha he had your phone number after 1/2 a glass;)

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    1. No no! Just my address though drink can make me do strange things its true...even 1/2 a glass.

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