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Small is Big in Paris

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Small is Big in Paris

Paris, France

Small is big in Paris.  Small children take on the vast art collection of the Louvre.  Small restaurant spaces are artfully filled with the smallest of tables to maximize capacity.  Small plates menus are meant to be shared for a casual meal and creative mix of flavors.

 

 

MAPPING THE DAY

Dwarfed only by the size and numbers of great works around them, school-aged children in Paris reach heights of art appreciation at a very young age.

Children at the Louvre

Worksheets in hand, they view the masterpieces. Imagine the opportunity they enjoy learning art, history and the creative process within the walls of the Louvre.

 

LOCAL STORY

Some will move on to study art and develop their own talents.  We saw many young painters practicing their craft with the inspiration of the masters.

Young artist  Artist

As we took in the art, we marveled at the talent of past, present and future artists.  Their culture cultivates creativity.  It even sparked K.O.’s creativity for our own “artistic” selfie at the Louvre.

Selfie at the Louvre

VIEW FROM THE TABLE

Creativity is also eloquently expressed at the thousands of restaurant in Paris.  We found that our favorite style of dining is at casual, locals cafes and bistros.  Small plates menus give us a chance to try many dishes to share.

A small restaurant near our hotel called Ferdi is filled to capacity with about 36 guests.

 

Ferdi Restaurant  Ferdi

 

We happened to walk in one evening just as someone had cancelled their reservation on the phone.  What luck!  We settled in to a small plates meal that started with a Roasted Hazelnut Salad.  We loved Ferdi so much, we returned there for our last meal in Paris.  Small plates are in our future and yours.  Enjoy.

 

ROASTED HAZELNUT AND CHOPPED ROMAINE SALAD

With Shallot Vinaigrette

RECIPE

Roasted Hazelnut & Romaine Salad

 

 

 

 

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