Actually, it's not my birthday anymore because it's after midnight... It's nice to be home. Here's a picture of the view we had from our little apartment in Paris. You can see the Eiffel tower in the back through the haze.
A classic in Paris, the chocolate chaud and Mont Blanc at La Maison Angelina. It's like melting a bar of very expensive chocolate and pouring it in a cup and adding fresh whipped cream in top.The mont blanc is their signature dessert. It's meringue with whipped cream and chestnut cream vermicelli on top. After that I went I to a sugar coma and I haven't quite recovered yet.
First class tickets for only $10 more? We went for it. You can get this deal if you buy your tickets a few days in advance. It was sweet! The train is such a civilized way to travel. Of course we had lunch and cocktails in the Bar car too, did you expect anything less?
They call this "café gourmand". If it's on the menu, I usually order it. It's espresso with 4 mini dessert bouchées. Clever idea, and delicious! So all that and 2 glasses of wine and we are going back skiing...but maybe a little slower.
Today we had lunch at the top of Mont de la chambre at a little chalet restaurant right on the slopes. The dining experience is a little more sophisticated out here than in Tahoe. This was the appetizer.
On the train to the Alps, this sign was posted on the wall. Dave was so disappointed he wasn't allowed to practice his French horn on the train. I told him he should have brought his harmonica instead.