We set up our picnic spot on the bank of the Seine across from the Eiffel Tower. We had a few blankets, paper plates (it was a picnic after all), wooden utensils and small glass tumblers for our drinks. A few candles strung up on a branch we found earlier that week and our bikes propped up next to us completed the low-key evening. We mostly dined in candle light with the exception of the three times the Eiffel Tower sparkled to mark a new hour passing. It was really lovely - we wish you could have joined us!
- Rubi and Tiffany
Radishes + salted butter (French salted butter has big chunks of sea salt in it, it's great!). Guests cut a little x into the radishes and put a little salted butter into it then pop it in their mouth.
Heirloom tomato tarts : tomatoes from J.T.'s "Selection of 2012" (I think this is really funny that it says that on the sign at his stand)
Ratatouille and chevre sandwiches on baguettes: all vegetables from Joël Thiébault, baguettes from Gontran Cherrier
Artichoke and pesto sandwiches with heirloom tomatoes and pickles on baguettes: all veggies from J.T., baguettes from Gontran Cherrier
Rainbow Beet Root Salad with red quinoa and fresh cilantro and chives: all veggies from J.T.
Almond and reine claude plum tart : (J.T. doesn't sell fruit, so I bought these from the organic fruit + veg guy)
Cheese from Fromagerie Quatrehomme, including the Échourgnac made by monks in Dordogne: We basically went to the cheese shop and told the woman behind the counter the amount of guests we were having and the different families of cheeses we'd like and she gave us a selection she thought was best. Our selection included: Napolion (lamb), Gorgonzola (cow), St. Nicolas (goat), Tomme de Savoie (cow), and Couronne Lochoise (goat)
Bread from Gontran Cherrier, including the squid ink baguette which I first heard about on Rachel Khoo's blog
Wine : vin naturel from Spring Boutique
Peach and lavender spritzer
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