Eat Like A Local: Paris
Everyone is a foodie nowadays. We certainly are and you probably are too. If so, you’ll wanna follow us around the globe for the most delectable eats and yummy sweets in our EAT LIKE A LOCAL series. From Michelin star tables to curb side food trucks, we don’t discriminate. We just want to find some good food.
Excerpt from my
now defunct Paris blog:
Crêperie Josselin, my oh my!
I couldn’t believe it took me 7 months to find this hidden gem right down my street in Paris!
My food buddy insisted that we go there for dinner one evening, and I’ve been hooked ever since. This was our usual order:
– Un Marichère sans lard; (spinach, cream, and cheese with a fried egg on top…simple combo, BIG on taste)
– a diet Coke for me and a carafe d’eau for her;
– Finishing off with 2 nutella crêpes or if I feel like it; caramel au beurre salé!
There were many things I did not consume before Paris, but something about the way the food is prepared there, gosh, well it’s just amazing what you wouldn’t eat!! (fois gras for me, still and forever)
Fried egg was one of my BIG no-no’s, just like fish and tomato, but I credit the Marichère for helping me get over that! When my buddy told me to poke the yoke (yes, I did) and spread the goo on the crispy outer edge of the crepe I thought, “Ew!”
“Just do it!”, she said.
And so I complied.
Needless to say, by the time I reached the end, the slightly burnt smokiness of the edge of a real Brittany crêpe, along with the saltiness of the yoke was… to put it bluntly, sublime! The actual crêpe was a fattening masterpiece of cream and cheese. The spinach was the only
“healthy” thing about it! :p
What kept us going to Josselin at least three times a week, weren’t just the crêpes… Josselin is a family business; the mom greeted us like we were her kids, and her son (the owner) is half Italian and very cute. We both had a little crush on him! LOL
Just remember if you’re heading to Josselin, get there early or you’ll be waiting outside for a while. And yes, it’s worth it.
67, rue de Montparnasse Paris 75014 France