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Au revoir Paris, Bonjour Lyon

We had a great stay in Paris - and highly recommend staying in the 10th and not straying too far from there. You get to live like the locals and really get a much better feel for what is truly a great city. Daughter Pirrie is settling into her Fashion Business and Marketing program at IFA, has already landed a styling job for a major commercial shoot, and has already started working as a server at Yard - one of Paris’ ‘it” spots in the bustling 11th.

Today’s lunch menu at  Yard  - hand-written by Pirrie!

Today’s lunch menu at Yard - hand-written by Pirrie!

Before leaving for Lyon we had a great final Paris lunch at Le Servan - wonderful bistronomie owned and run by two young sisters who are killing it.

Gogeous Gravlax at  Le Servan

Gogeous Gravlax at Le Servan

We arrived in Lyon just in time for the annual Street Food Festival - a 4-day event with several dozens of top chefs and restaurants and food trucks on hand serving 4 & 5 Euro dishes that we’re uniformly excellent. Really well done, a first-rate event.

We love our neighborhood here in Lyon’s 2ème. We’re just a block off of the Rhône, and we’ve been running the paths that follow the river every morning. Much like Portland, it’s a city full of runners - so great to see so many people out enjoying this fabulous place.

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The huge farmers market here is open 6 days a week, closed only on Mondays. We stocked up on goods and have the kitchen and pantry in good starting shape. There are more great places to eat here than maybe anywhere, but Martha’s cooking at home is always a treat. We’ll try to balance both for the next three months. And run a lot!

Great Cold-Brew and Lemon cake at  Slake  in Lyon

Great Cold-Brew and Lemon cake at Slake in Lyon

Harvest is now in full swing in both Burgundy and Champagne, and early reports are positive and optimistic all around. It was not an easy season in the vines, but the end result has been a nice crop of healthy fruit, so the potential is there for another good one. I’ll be in the cellars shortly - primarily to take a first good look at the ‘18s post-malo, but will of course take a sneak-peek at some ‘19 fermentations underway…

Rooftop views from our 5th-floor balcony in Lyon 2ème

Rooftop views from our 5th-floor balcony in Lyon 2ème

Yes, they do Chicken & Waffles in Paris now.  Gumbo-Yaya  in the 10th - best fried chicken we’ve ever had anywhere, period!

Yes, they do Chicken & Waffles in Paris now. Gumbo-Yaya in the 10th - best fried chicken we’ve ever had anywhere, period!

France’s love affair with the English language continues…

France’s love affair with the English language continues…