I have been living in Paris since I was a teenager and have lived in Montmartre for 40 years now. I'm truly in love with this district of Paris. I also love entertaining people and having my friends or my family around for dinner or simply a glass of wine or champagne with a few things to nibble at. I love cooking of course and offering my guests dishes that meet the seasons. I will never cook fresh tomatoes in winter or fix a strawberry tart at any other time than late spring when they are ripe, juicy and fragrant.
I've always been keen on decorating my table, according to the seasons and the dishes that I have prepared, and naturally my table is always candle lit. I think that wine is to be served in proper glasses, and why not use silverware along with Limoges china when you are hosting friends ? But I can also use fancy plates or glasses that I bought at flea markets or antique stores. I would like my future hosts to discover what being entertained as true Parisians looks like.
I would also love to help them discover my secret Montmartre. That's why sometimes I won t mind taking my guests for an after dinner walk around Montmartre off the beaten tracks....
I have traveled quite a lot around the world: Europe of course, Italy - Venice is one of my favorites- along with, Britain - where I spent a whole year as a student -, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden... but also Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia where I found my taste for spices, the French Carabbeans, China, Vietnam, Israel and the US which I still visit regularly.
I think that having people around and entertaining them at my home will be exactly what I have always tried to find when being abroad: feeling home in a foreign country and discovering what people 's life is really like.
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