Sunday, April 22, 2012

A job you love...

Some days, you just love what you do. In my case, I make it a point to mostly do what I love. While researching French cuisine for a magazine article, the husband and I went food tasting across various restaurants offering French cuisine in Mumbai. Did I mention I am a food-lover through and through? So off we went to "Chez Moi" for dinner. The cozy, France inspired interiors at once put us in the mood for some good food and long conversations. I ordered a spinach and walnut soup, and we ordered a grilled lamb starter. I wanted a traditional French Fish recipe for dinner, but that wasn't available, so I ordered a chicken in black bean sauce, which really was just about okay, apart from the fact that there is nothing French about it. Husband ordered a chicken in caramelized sauce, which was miles ahead of my main course in terms of taste, even though the two dishes looked like long lost twins. The high point of the evening was a honey and ginger tea that came in a tall glass, served hot! On Sunday then, I went to my favorite pastry shop, in the name of "research" to dig into Le15 Patisserie's divine macarons and cupcakes. You have to experience this lovely pastry shop's delectable treats to know what they can do to waistlines like mine. Let's just say that diet wise this weekend was a major failure, though I fed my soul. The relaxed and happy state of mind my food journey got me into, left me with an urge to cook, cook and cook some more. So I came home and made some pizzas from scratch. I am not thinking about the weighing scales yet. That bit of worry and regret is for some other day. Hope you had a wonderful weekend.

40 comments:

Belle Inspiration Magazine said...

This is great Prati. Wish I could have joined you! I'm so excited about our new project!
Wishing you a good week mon amie!
Mimi

Audrey Allure said...

Sounded like an absolutely delicious time!

FashionCherry said...

wow...that restaurant sure looks amazing...the food looks delectable...especially those macaroons

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Sam said...

Hi sweety, sounds like a great weekend, so strange that a French restaurant didn't serve primarily French food. The macaroons ought to have made up for it...they look divine!

Bonnie said...

I always make it a point to do something that I love every day. It's a good way to live! :)

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Cheryl van den Berg said...

It's always good to do your research so I think it's awesome that you guys tried all this different French food. This post makes me want to eat a crepe for lunch!

Pop Champagne said...

the macroons look delicious! and it's nice that you did research for it!

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Rachel Jensen {Da Paura ♥} said...

More food posts please!! My husband and I are food lovers as well. There's not much more we love to do together than DINE! :)

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Sunny & Star said...

Macaroons yummy!

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Marina Peral said...

Yes!!!! I think the same! hahaha
Your pics are really yummy and nice!

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Sam said...

Thanks for stopping by hun :)

Cafe Fashionista said...

The Macarons look divine! :)

LADIES AND THE CITY said...

mmmmmm you can´t complain yourself !!! ;)

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LADIES AND THE CITY said...

mmmmmm you can´t complain yourself !!! ;)

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prettymeggy said...

oh this post just reminded me of my 3yrs life in paris.. i just miss it so much!!!
hope you enjoy your weekend!!!! take care.
xoxo, Haus of Gala

Sveva said...

pretty pics!

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Couture Carrie said...

Delicious post, darling!

xoxox,
CC

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

What a fun adventure! And sometimes feeding the soul is the most important thing :) xoxo

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Macarons always make a good weekend great!

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Fashion Lookbook said...

Yummy!

Elle Sees said...

i love finding special places

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*Glam Chameleon* said...

Awesome "job u like" hun!:) I'm glad to here u had lovely time!!!!>3
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Jelena

Jana ★ said...

Dear!!
Ymmy post, but it´s a pity that you didn´t eat real French food, it´s fantastic!!
Take care
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Tights Lover said...

Researching French cuisine? Now that's the kind of work I could get into!

That food looks delicious!

Fictitious Fashion said...

woww.. macaroons.. where in india did you find them????

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Angelica N. said...

Sigh, I totally wish I could experience the beauty of food one day. I've never really had one of those dining experiences. One day, when I can afford it...

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Rosalinda Tjioe said...

Great shots! That restaurant looks amazing =) X

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Fashion Cappuccino said...

Wow! The food looks absolutely divine! xoxoxo

Taj Acosta said...

Sounds like a fun job!! Those macaroons look heavenly!! xx

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Wow thos macarons look AMAZING! And so pretty. Almost too pretty to eat. ;)

I love french food.

Sanna said...

thank you for your comments.

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Claire said...

i'm such a food lover too! it just makes me so happy!

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Bree said...

Sounds like you had a delicious experience haha. I want to eat some French food as well. By the way, I love macarons. :D

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yiqin; said...

i hope to get a job i love!

Mitha Komala said...

omg it must be fun tasting food in the restaurants with your husband ^^ the dish looks delicious. pretty macaroons too, i want some :p


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