Sunday, August 21, 2005
Sacre Coeur, on
Next year, we
will have the apartment for only July and August, and so weíve decided to try
to find a different place to stay for the month of September.† On the internet, I found an apartment for
us to check out in the 15th arrondissement.† It is very small so Iím not sure yet if we
will take it, but we loved meeting the couple who own it.† He worked for 20 some years as an
oceanographer for UNESCO in
Upon hearing that Tom is a retired professor of American Literature, he was delighted.† He once wanted to study American Lit.† He and Tom obviously have much to talk about.† His wife was quieter, but very friendly.† I hope we can get to know them better.
Last night we
had dinner with our
I had skate, and it was prepared with lemons, capers, and butter.† It was absolutely divine.† The flavors seemed to almost explode in my mouth.† It was so powerful, and wonderful.† I told the server exactly what I liked about the dish, and he was delighted to hear it.† He said he would tell the chef.† I hope he did.
The three of us talked and talked, mostly about Tomís work (The Ivory Leg in the Ebony Cabinet) because Jerry, who is a psychology professor, was sincerely very interested in the topic.† We were among the last 8 or so people to leave the restaurant.† Almost the entire wait staff shook our hands, thanked us and wished us a nice evening.† Most of the servers working there have been there for many years.
Iíve been updating the restaurant review list, so check it out when you feel like it.† It is a little better organized now, and Iíve added more restos that are open in August.
We leave here
on Saturday to go home to
Whenever you meet a French person, treat them very, very well.