Thursday, April 23, 2009

palet d'or

On days when I have French, I try to eat lunch at places that serve French food or give a French atmosphere. I figure at least for one day, I have a day to "immerse myself" in French.

I also listen to my French language CD while getting ready for class.

The pronunciation is still hard for me and I get confused at times, but at least the lessons are beginning to get more interesting.

So, Tuesday I had lunch at Palet d'Or. I've written about them before, mainly to have dessert or their chocolates, but I recently discovered that they started serving lunch.

They only have an assortment of panini. I chose the Normandy (proscuitto and camembert). The sandwich comes with a cup of soup and a salad.

Tuesday was rainy and dreary, so the warm potato soup really hit the spot.

After lunch, your meal comes with either chocolat chaud (hot chocolate), coffee, tea or herb tea. I chose the chocolat chaud. If you chose coffee, tea or herb tea it came with 2 chocolate bon-bons.

After eating the meal, I was actually quite full so I was happy that the chocolat chaud was just a demi-tasse. It was rich, creamy and a nice way to end the meal.

The best part of this was that it was only 1000 yen (about US$10)...I'll be back.


plumtea said...

That is a really great way to immerse yourself, and tasty looking, too. I do the same with my Japanese studies. I try to go to a Japanese restaurant, cafe, or market before or after class and then listen to language CD's on the way there. French things are so dreamy looking, I want to study, too !

Unknown said...

I admire you for your commitment to learning French! You're a good student!

Those sandwiches look mouthwateringly delicious! Not to mention the hot chocolate! And that's a really good price!

Ciao Kat, à bientôt!


Tamakikat said...

Sounds good.


BTW espresso/cappuccino machine on order:) Thanks for giving me the idea with going with Amazon. UK.

K and S said...

Thanks Sarah, I should bring my language tapes to listen on the train too :)

Thanks Mari, à bientôt!

Hope you like it Tamakikat :)

Take care everyone.

Lori said...

Whenever we go to a coffee place I always end up getting hot chocolate instead of coffee. So that chocolat chaud looks so yummy to me!

K and S said...

Thanks Lori :) sometimes I hesitate ordering coffee at places as it turns out really burnt tasting :(

Take care.

Rowena said...

I like your immersion method, and wish that I could immerse myself in....spanish or portuguese. You done me one better though because you actually listen and study. Me? I just look for sites with recipes and promise myself to study the portuguese cd and lesson book next time. :-o

HanamiGallery said...

wow im surprised at how cheap it was! i could go for a panini now! hahahaha.

K and S said...

Rowena, actually I've had "Idiot's Guide to French" for several years now and never opened it until last October :) (Actually I also have the Spanish, German and Italian books too...) Maybe after things with B gets smoothed out, you'll find some time :)

Thanks Hanami, it really was a deal.

Take care you two.

Deb in Hawaii said...

Lunch looks good and perfect for a rainy day. Although I do object to no bon-bons if you order the hot chocolate! That doesn't seem fair! ;-)

K and S said...

Deb, like you I would have wanted a bon-bon with the chocolat chaud also ;)

Take care.

baconita said...

Here are two fun french blogs : )

Simon says - French food critic

Cute and pretty french fashion blog

K and S said...

Merci Beaucoup Baconita, I'll check them out :)

Take care.

Sylvia said...

That is a great meal for such a low price. And it is all so pretty as well. I was just laughing to myself as I thought about the servers bringing out the courses and you taking a photo of each.. (giggle). I think the pictures are great. I was just thinking about what the server thought you were doing..

K and S said...

Thanks Sylvia, the servers don't do much, just stand-by and watch :)

Take care.