Paris Day One, Lunch at Terroir Parisien de Yannick Alleno

On a very grey Monday morning in London, I packed my luggage and escaped to Paris instead.

Arriving in Paris, the weather was very welcoming indeed!

It was the kind of weather that would make you want walk everywhere.

We arrived at our beautiful hotel Hotel Henrriette: a haven for interior inspirations, to drop the luggage (more on this AMAZING hotel later), and headed for a quick lunch in the nearby 5th arrondisement.

Every turn around the corner is a perfect picture under that dramatic bright sunlight in Paris. 

And the lunch was booked at Terroir Parisien de Yannick Alleno.I was glad that we booked it in advance on Trip Adviser(yes you can book direct through them now!), the lunch service was packed in there. Local families, couples, travelers all gathered there. The two waiters were doing their best to answer to everyone’s demand. But it was still a little bit overwhelming for them. There could be a 1-2 mins delay from when you raised your hand/made eye contact with them. But you can see how they were working their asses off, and were in no way ignoring anybody in purpose. I can be more forgiving under this type of circumstances, and I wouldn’t say it was a bad service as such. (give you more time to do some people watching and chatting with friends anyway)

I ordered two starters and skipped the main. Pouched leeks in white sauce with crushed boiled egg, followed by trotters salad(personal fave! The sauce in that dish was worth scraping every single bit off with a bread).

My friend ordered a cod with butternut squash puree and mustard, which was beautiful. I’d tasted a bite, and to be honest, there was not much to bite from. The fish melted in the mouth faster than the squash did. It was the perfect assembly of ingredients and flavours.

For dessert we all went for different things just to taste more of everything. There was the apple charlotte, the cream puff, and a honey sorbet with citrus fruit.

To be fair they were all pretty amazing. But somehow craving for a refreshing taste that particular meal, I still liked my sorbet the most.

After lunch, we headed to Palais Royal for a stroll. And I took a chance, of course, to show you what I chose to wear on the trip. Not any ground breaking new idea, I, again, went for a reversible piece!(see how I tend to do it when packing for days away: Trip to Japan & A few days in Paris )

It’s an amazing piece of leather jacket from Rejina Pyo. I’ve found the exact piece on sale now, and a few other reversible jackets as well.

No matter how many times I visit Paris, I can’t get enough of the scene with these surreal monochrome columns at the Palais Royal. Always a good spot for a few funny photos with friends and gathering some architectural inspo.  

Rest of the outfit:

// Stripe Knitted Jumper from Topshop Boutique //
// Striped Riley Jumper from Hobbs //
Skinny Jeans
// BDG Hub Ultra High-Waisted Ripped Black Skinny Jeans on //
// High Waisted Ripped Jeans by Glamorous on Topshop //
Over-the-knee Boots
// Boohoo Megan Over Knee Cylinder Heel Boots //
// Stuard Weitzman 5050 Riding Boots at //