It had to happen eventually, our final night in Paris.
I had a mission to make our last dinner in the city memorable so we saw for ourselves what countless testimonials have been saying about one of Julia Child’s favorites. This meant paté, foie gras, and escargot – and that was just for starters! Along with a bottle of Pouilly Fumé, we were all in for a good time. The French Chef would have been proud.
We finally found out what Julia was talking about. I didn’t see any references to Julia Child in there but it was easy to imagine her sitting in one of the aging banquettes, wolfing down the best French food in the city. And like us, I could also imagine her acting like the average Asian tourist and taking pictures of it. (:
With respect to Ms Child though, if there’s anything this food trip has reinforced, it’s that a good meal is not only about good food. There’s also the camaraderie from sharing stories and laughs, meeting new people, and discussing what we consider the important things in life.
Chez Georges was the perfect place for that – it was appropriately loud, intimately crowded, and wonderfully atmospheric, and I loved every minute of it. It’s listed among the best classic bistros in Paris, and given its homeyness and no-nonsense simplicity of the food, and the easy, convivial atmosphere, it was easy to see why.