Friday, January 25, 2019

Oignon soupe at Pom'Cannelle

This post should be called, 'Ode to Paris Bistro water glass'. I could draw them all day long...
My obsession goes way back. I had to buy a dozen (FYI you cannot buy less from a restaurant supply house). I gave them away to the hotel staff, cleaners etc. When I arrived  back home I tripped on the front step breaking one of my precious pair of Paris bistro glasses. C'est la vie.

Yesterday while noodling around Instagram I got the brill idea to eat at a small local restaurant a block away. 
If you've visited Ile Saint Louis you probably waltzed right by POM'CANNELLE on rue des Deux Ponts. I think J. stayed in a stunning apartment directly overhead.
Inside is nothing to write home about. Unpretentious is the word, but Pom'Cannelle has survived over 20 years. I came in around 2 so it was pretty quiet. But people kept dribbling in for this and that. Their menu prices are on the low end, but word out onTripAdvisor/Instagram was their soupe d'oignon was memorable and worth returning for.Naturally they have the local ice cream, BERTHILLON. Maybe all 57 flavors from the look of it.
I'm happy to say my onion soup was excellent. Bubbling hot. Full of gooey melted cheese and bread. The perfect antidote to the damp day outside. I put up a video at @Parisbreakfast if you'd like a closer look. I'll def return to POM'CANNELLE for more soupe on another grey Paris day. 
XXX 🐻from Paris

15 comments:

  1. Rob and Bonnie12:21 PM

    That soup looks wonderful. A perfect antidote to a raw winter day. Pom Cannelle is going on the list! Loved your video...

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    1. Very Yum
      Nice and simple wins the day.
      I'm sick of weird looking food and you don't have a clue what you're eating

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  2. Yes, I did stay upstairs....wish I had stopped in for soup! I think I ate there one
    day last year. Beautiful sketches, as always!

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  3. Hmm..that's funny the comment eater ate my comment..or I was salivating too much over la soupe a l'oignon..it's one of my faves..and it's the whole meal♥That place looks so cute..
    I am painting..as you have inspired me comme toujours....lemon curd later and a nice new pasta recipe..Petite cochonne today.It's the cold!
    Did you show them these?
    You must!!
    Every place in Paris should have your work exhibited.Oh and the sun's out yippee let me go and see if I can take my "WALL"..

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    1. Funny...I looked around. I don't think theyhad any actual 'wall space'
      Mostly mirrors...

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  4. I think you may have inspired me to make some onion soup as I can't just pop in to Pom'Cannelle right now. Never ate there but will on next trip.

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    1. I ate onion soup tonite...lurking in the freezer.
      Guess I inspired myself!

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  5. Carol-I always go there first day I arrive in town and have my quiche and Jaime has the onion soup. Love that place. If I lived on the island, I’d eat lunch or dinner there 3x a week!

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    1. the quiches did look delish.
      Next time...à la prochaine

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    2. Always a good falafel pocket on rue des rosier la du falafel, great vegan burgers at Hank’s Burgers on rue des Archive, great duck at both Pamela Popo on rue Francois Miron and Camille on rue Franc Bourgeois. Those along with Pom Cannelle are my haunts

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    3. I much prefer PITZMAN on rue Pavé for falafel.
      Try it
      You'll like it

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  6. Dennis B3:55 PM

    When my wife and I spent two weeks in a tiny apartment on Rue le Regrattier, we walked by there almost daily. We did buy some pastries at the shop on the same block. You just reminded that, in our eagerness to explore beyond our fence, we often overlook the treasures in our own backyard. But then, Paris is all about exploring, isn’t it?

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  7. WineWalker12:55 AM

    Love it !

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  8. I'm just fascinated with your journeys into the places we all yearn to go to. I was right there at your elbow having the onion soup. I can't wait to sketch there in June

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    1. Mille merci Erin!
      I look forward tojoining you in June...
      maybe gazpacho would be a better choice then?

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