Thursday, March 08, 2018

Omnivore Paris etc.

Last sunday OMNIVORE PARIS had their 3-day annual tasting event. Hooray
ALAIN MILLIAT is always there. Love their nectar Fraise(strawberry) and the pommie juice and...
BADOIT is one of the sponsors and has new sparkling fruity waters coming out this Spring
You probably should not drink this divine Canadian maple syrup straight from the bottle but its that good. Pass me the. Mandarin
Taste some Bellota-Bellotta charcuterie..why not?
ALASKA SEAFOOD was there and will soon be available in PICARD. Another Hooray
Copper pot company MAUVIAL 1830 was not giving anything away unfortunately..so beautiful.
But lots of oyster tastes from Cancal, LA FAMILLE BOUTRAIS. THEY THOUGHT i was nuts to take the shell away..
LA BEURRE BORDIER tends to hide behind their mountains of falvored butters. Getting a taste here is like pulling teath...ahem
You can't buy the products at this even. Strictly tasting and best to go the last morning. Less crowds. More, bigger tastes. Most of the time.
Except with jam/confiture. Here you can taste till you drop. Just svp do not double dip!
There are top chef lectures in the grand hall...good practice for your French but no tastes. I did not stay.
A lovely homage to PAUL BOCUSE from his china company. I used to have this bowl- left it in NYC
Speakng of which...by the time you receive this I will be on Norwegian heading back there for 5 days to retrieve a few things and eat a Nathan's. Just when Picard decides to have a US ptomotion too! Ha

24 comments:

  1. The big screen is a great idea for watching the chefs at work. I've been to some demonstrations and it can be impossible to see if you aren't in the front row.
    You've been busy with events! But all this food has me starving! Gorgeous photos.

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    1. Thanks! The big screen helps but NO subtitles :((

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    2. I wanted to add paris has foodie events all the time. Its hard to keep up with them. I have not been to the new Passy grand Epicerie yet. Shame on moi. The new Printemps epicerie was a disappointment except for the gorgeous views of paris on the 7th floor!
      And then there are all the new exhibits: mary Cassett, Tintoretto, I cant remember them all sitting here at 4am in NYC

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    3. I went to MER ET VIN also last weekend!

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  2. So are you in the midst of the snow?
    Love the nectar bottle:)
    That Paul B bowl..I could cry!

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    1. Snow in the gutters unlike FAB PARIS with its wonderful drains, but that is it. Not catastrophic (sp).

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  3. Anonymous9:48 AM

    Bon Journee! Good luck with the snow in NYC. I hope you have fun and find super things to eat! It is more like a sweet late winter early Spring in rural Oregon.Omnivore Paris looks like a super event. I'm sure NYC will have fun things for you to paint. Cheers!

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    1. Ha! I'm here to retrieve a stack of watercolor paper. I left behind. Its French too but forget about buying it in France. Ridiculous.
      And STABLES! nd BLITZ ART SUPPLIES! Yay

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  4. Oh, wow! On the news NY is in the middle of a big blizzard. I hope you brought lots of winter clothes and boots. You like to fly Norwegian Airlines? I must look them up. Norway does everything just right, I have heard! Have lots of fun, Carol!

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    1. I brought layers. No boots but so far I'm OK
      1st time on Norwegian and it was fine. Full up with returning Fashion Week attendees.
      I watched THE COLOR OF WATER and THREE BILLBOARDS. AGATHE CHRISTIE was hard to take seriously after 3 Billboards.
      Bring yr own food too was fine

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  5. Fruity drink flavors must be 'it'. Give all the new coke fruit flavors a look. Quick trip hope the weather gets better

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    1. Fruity is always big in France especially in winter.
      NYC is managable.
      Thanks Beat

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  6. Envy you getting to attend this show - taste, taste, taste. Have a wonderful trip to NYC - hope you don't get snowed in.

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    1. NYC is totally melted on the streets.
      But so many people all knowing where they are going!
      I asked the driver on a downtown train,"Do you stop at 23rd street sir?"
      "gotta take the E across the tracks" his response.
      Soooo New York :))

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  7. I have been thinking of you all day-hoping you arrived safe and sound-love Nathan's dogs DELICIOUS-HOPE YOU ARE COZY AND WARM WHEREEVER YOU ARE!

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    1. Totally safe n' sound G!
      Thanks to your good thoughts.
      First thing I did was eat a hotdog on 42nd street.
      Then i got lost.

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  8. PS sorry for all the typos in the post..I was rushing to get to ORLY which i must say is absolutely FAB as a departure airport!! Estimate was 18 minutes to go through customs..it felt more like 15. I highly reccommend and norwegian also. Def bring your own eats. And WATER.

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  9. I really should not read your posts right before dinner! On second thought, since I'm about to eat anyway, maybe that's the best time to read them....have you ever taken a poll of your readers?

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    1. To be or not to PB before eating?
      That is the question...

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  10. uh-oh. Did you get here in time for the big nor'easter?

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    1. Merci Dieu I missed the Nor'Easter coming into NYC and fingers crossed I will miss it leaving manana. I am cutting down large sheets of FRENCH watercolor paper left with a friend 5 years ago to fit into my lill carry-on bag.
      And yes it is FRENCH paper and i can NOT get it in France.
      Insane I know :((

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    2. Snip, snip nonstop! Hardly time to eat a NY hotdog or anything else :((

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  11. The flavored maple syrups in your photo look divine! Can please tell me who makes these? -- I cannot see the name on the labels. The writing in both French and English suggests that I can find these in the States! Thanks!

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    1. They are from Canada! No idea where to purchase them 😳

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