Mon chocolat a fondu!!!
This does not mean I am having a chocolate fondue party on Monday. This is French for “my chocolate has melted”.
My wife and I visited “la capitale francoise” this past summer. Now let me tell you, it was hot that week. I now have a theory of why the French Revolution started in July of 1789…everyone was hot. They were wearing those powdered wigs and heavy clothes. This provided a boiling cauldron-type atmosphere of discomfort among the commoners and the buorgeoisie society and set the city on an emotional precipice. Inevitably one day, too many chocoholiques, wanting to savor their recent purchase in the shade by the Seine, discovered, ” MON CHOCOLAT A FONDU!!!!!”
At about the same time Marie Antionette was summering in a cool cellar in Versailles eating her solid chocolate and enjoying it so much she tweeted a photo of her bliss. Well, needless to say, her head may have been the first thing dipped in chocolate.
The heat was oppressive that week in Paris, much like the French monarchy of the 1780’s. My wife and I did two days on the Batobus instead of the one we originally planned. This is a water taxi that travels the Seine and drops off a boatload of tourists at advantageous locations to tour the city. The second day, we never got off the boat except to eat. It was the most relaxing day we spent in Paris.
The above photo was taken on our second day on the Batobus. It was late afternoon and the sun was reflecting on the Seine. I like the lighting and the silhouette of the bridges.
As far as the chocolate goes, we spent most of one day in Montmarte and as we were working our way down the Street of Martyrs, we found Henri le Roux chocolates. We bought a small assortment, because we belonged to the commoners.
We decided to wait until later that night to nosh on our treasured purchase. We found a small table outside our hotel on the street. With much excitement, we opened the elegant little box. “Mon chocolat a fondu!!!!”
Maybe we should have heeded the advice of Ms. Antoinette and ordered cake.
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