Have you ever had a dinner so delicious and filling you couldn’t possibly eat another bite, and then the waiter brings around the dessert menu? That happened to The Girl at La Chaumiere en l’Ile in Paris. This rich chocolate lava cake would have been too much if not for the delicious passion fruit and raspberry sauce lightening things up! Little Turtle had to step in and help finish it off, though.
The best post-Eiffel Tower idea: dessert! Crème brûlée may be an obvious choice, but it was a good one. The Girl can definitely recommend Le Flore en l’Ile for late-night sweets!
If anyone thought Little Turtle was going to Paris and not having crepes the very first morning, they clearly have not been here very long.
Aaaand we’re back! The Girl’s parents took her on a “last big family vacation before she moves to England” trip. She was very, very sick for the first bit – The Girl’s mother considered cancelling the whole thing. (She got better.) They stopped for breakfast in Keflavik International Airport at about 6 am local time.
The Guy made carbonara for The Girl on her last day in the country before flying home. It was delicious, but still a sad night.
The Guy and The Girl went to a nursery to get a plant and some nicer pots for the flat, plus tasty lunch! The Girl is so busy swooning over The Guy, maybe she won’t notice if Little Turtle steals a few morsels…
The Girl’s birthday was on the 9th! She had honeycomb ice cream for the first time ever (definitely in favor) after being in the car for most of the afternoon.
Since they went home on her birthday and she was going to spend most of the day sitting in the car, The Girl decided she deserved chocolate cake for lunch at the Brewery Tea Rooms.
If Little Turtle goes sneaking in from the side, The Girl won’t see him take some pasta… right? For dessert there was a Belgian chocolate cake and a crème brûlée with a mysterious flavor that made it so much lighter. The waiter at DeRoKa said the flavor was a secret and nobody could tell what it was, but The Girl immediately guessed it correctly! (And then she was insufferably pleased with herself.)
The Guy took The Girl on a mystery surprise trip for her birthday and they stopped at the Brewery Tea Rooms in Hertfordshire for lunch. They shared a spinach-salmon galette and wished they’d each gotten their own! Of course, it goes without saying that The Girl also had cream tea.