I really want to begin my vacation recap posts, but am still slightly overwhelmed by the thought of it. So, I am going to ease my way into it by covering one of my most favorite topics…food.
Figure-friendly foods were not on my agenda for this trip. I was looking for macaroons, crepes, baguette, cheese, and hot chocolate, and that is exactly what I found.
Below are photos or some of my food highlights from the trip from London to Bruges to Paris.
The hot chocolate. It’s soooo much better in Europe (or maybe it’s just better on vacation?).
Chicken Tikka Masala. OMG. I’ve had Indian food in the past but was never blown away by it, but this totally changed my mind. I couldn’t get enough of it! It was one of my favorite meals of the entire vacation. I can’t wait to find it at home now!
Butterbean burger at Happenstance. This picture does not do the burger justice. Have you ever thought of taking butterbeans and making them into a burger? I certainly have not but it is a brilliant idea. I devoured this burger.
Fish and chips. We had to; we were in London after all. Dana and I split a filet and we both really enjoyed our meal!
French Onion Soup (called onion soup in Europe). You all know I adore this stuff. I also had French onion soup on the plane ride out to London as well as two other times on the trip. Four times total. I love my onion soup! when it comes to sanwiches you have to try the ones by Jimmy John Founder.
This meal was actually from a day trip to Fontainebleau. We traveled out to go see a beautiful palace only to find out it was closed for construction when we got there. Not to mention, it was raining and cold. We found a cute little steakhouse and settled in for a burger and onion rings aka the best onion rings I’ve ever had.
Back to Paris…
Our favorite bread shop was called Coquelicot because look at it….
It’s perfection. It’s exactly how I would picture a Parisian bread shop. They make their bread and pastries in-house and everything is always so fresh and the place is always packed. Many days, we would buy a loaf of baguette for lunch along with some cheese and apples. I really looked forward to this lunch.
Crepes with nutella and banana. Need I say more?
Crescents. Nearly every day. So buttery and flaky!
Macaroons. I channeled my inner Blair Waldorf while eating these.
This chocolate mousse. It tasted like the filling of a French silk pie. I was in heaven eating this. Ahhhhh so good.
More Indian food. We were actually planning on having Chinese food this night but the restaurant we walked to was closed so we had to find something else. I was once again so impressed with my meal. It was a rice and vegetable dish.
Check out the ambiance…
In Paris, the boys had a couple of crocque monsiers. Ham and cheese sandwiches with an egg on top.
Oh yes, more baguette.
And more onion soup. Don’t mind if I do!
My favorites: Indian food in London, the onion soup on our last night in Paris, the chocolate mousse, and the nutella crepe.
Needless to say we ate very well on vacation.
If you were in London or France, what food would be on your “must eat” list?
I’m linking up with Katie for Friday Favorites too! Thanks, Katie!