What to expect at Martine's place
Martine is an excellent cook, host and conversationalist. A wonderful time was had by all. I highly recommend this experience!😄😄
My wife and I had a fantastic time with Martine and her partner. The wine and food (rabbit) was great. The conversation was even better. I learned a lot about Paris and France through their stories and experiences. One of our favorite nights in Paris!
Our dinner and evening with Martine was beyond expectations. It is the most rememberable birthday dinner I have ever experienced. It was surely, a highlight of our trip. Finding Martine’s home was easy, just a short walk from the Métro. We felt comfortable walking in her neighborhood at night, both to and from dinner. The food was tasty and there was more than enough to go around. We really enjoyed the company and conversations as well. It felt like we were with good friends. Although it was not necessary, being able to communicate in French made my experience even more enjoyable. I was pleasantly surprised by dessert. I am from New Orleans and usually have a king cake for my birthday. In New Orleans, king cake is traditionally served only during Carnival, the time between Twelfth Night (Jan. 6th) and the day before Ash Wednesday (Mardi Gras Day, the date varies). Different parts of the world have different traditions. In Paris, one eats “galette des rois". Before dessert, I was sharing with Martine that I would love to try a galette des rois while in Paris. That is when I learned it was on the menu for dessert. Not only did I enjoy the taste more than I could have imagined, Martine and her friend, Didier, shared the entire Parisian tradition that went along with having a galette des rois. Overall, we had a great gastronomic and cultural experience. I recommend dining with her. I will definitely visit Martine again the next time I’m in Pars. Merci bien, Martine!