Living in a small neighborhood of the Bastille, the hardest phrases to hear over the last year have been: "We're closing and retiring" and "They have sold the shop for their retirement": Holmes, the stationery store, and now à la Petite Fabrique, the chocolate factory. Holmes was transformed into an upscale Italian restaurant and word is that Alain Ducasse is buying the Petite Fabrique.... The neighborhood in the area of Hugo's Les Miserables and the French Revolution has gone upscale.
FREE INVITATIONS! Our mailbox often contains invitations to food fairs. At the fairs, we buy something such as wine, cassoulet, foie gras, walnuts, hazelnuts, or other items produced regionally. The producer takes our name and address and sends us an invitation for the next exhibition. Instead of paying five euros to enter the fair, télécharger (download) a FREE INVITATION. You probably will not leave hungry from these exhibitions. The point is to taste the products and hopefully buy what you like. Visit the Web sites below for dates, times, addresses and directions: Salon Mer & Vigne et Gastronomie (13th Sea and Wine Fair and Food) – Download the Mer &…