Sunday, November 29, 2020

La Petite Epicerie de la Tour

 


This morning I ran out to get some scallops and thought I’d pick up a few madeleines on the way... 

But the line looked too long. I went on my way and et voila! 

A week-old new epicerie  just a few steps along the quai de la Tournelle. I had to go inside and investigate, right? 

Lots of petit things to adore like breakfast jars of apricot jam (3,50€) and other fait maison (house-made) flavors, sitting in copper cauldrons.

Mini French blue tins of La Tour d’Argent signature tea (6€). 

Awfully nice kitchen things, but note they* do not yet ship outside France so far. 

Boxes of fresh farm produce (15€) covered in good French terroir (dirt). The French require it for authenticity IMHO. 

Of course there are wines and a lovely cave area. 

Tour d’Argent is renown for its famous wine collection so their selections must be good. 

I went back to Boulanger de la Tour for the madeleines to complete my still life

I didn’t mind waiting a bit ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿป❤️


14 comments:

Caterina B said...

Golly, you always take the best photos, carol! I assume you do it with your cellphone or do you lug an actual camera with you? I like the cloudy skies one by the river. And any photo with Notre Dame in it is special!

Parisbreakfasts said...

Thank you Caterina B. Its always my iPad Mini 5 to the rescue.
I havent used anything else in...7-8 years? I’m so used to the big screen I can’t think about getting an iPhone...

La Table De Nana said...

I agree your pics w/ the new Ipad are GREAT!

Ga From Dekalb said...

Excellent photos of the displays at the new epicerie. Your iPad Mini 5 is a nice size.

Parisbreakfasts said...

Thanks it Def takes sharper pics than my old iPad mini 4..
Wish I had gotten it sooner...but one resists change ๐Ÿ˜ณ so much

Normajean said...

So did you get some scallops!!??.... my FAV!!

Parisbreakfasts said...

I most certainly did get the couquille St.Jacques..all14 of them
I’ve gotten them before soI know they are good and from France not Argentine etc. :))

Bonnie L said...

Ooohh! How lovely to have this new Epicerie within walking distance of you. Rotisserie d’Argent is one of my favorite Paris restaurants. Their rotisserie chickens with purรฉe are always dependably yummy. Good for them to find a creative way to sell their products and even their purveyor’s produce while their restaurants are closed. I am coveting all of the blue kitchen items...and madeleines!

sukicart said...

How great to have another epicierie to visit and very close. Holding my breath for this vaccine and April.

Doctor Jo said...

Love the box of vegs...I would buy that...all things you would use. And, those kitchen linens, and tea tins, and wee jams. P

Robin said...

This is fabulous!! Where is the Epicerie? Inside the bakery?? Around the corner on rue du Cardinal L?? Did they steal space from Rotisserie d’Argent, or Tour d’Argent??

Dory said...

Where is the Epicerie? Inside the bakery?? Around the corner on rue du Cardinal L?? Did they steal space from Rotisserie d’Argent, or Tour d’Argent??

Alicia said...

Wonderful pictures and artwork!
Hugs from El Salvador ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ป
Stay safe.

Parisbreakfasts said...

Wow!
Thank you for letting me know Alicia :))