I had a sudden urge to blog today and so I took my daughter to lunch at France's only food court. It is located in the Caroussel du Louvre (the little shopping mall under the pyramid). The entrance is practical too if you want to go to the museum, when there is a huge line in front of the pyramid you can go through the carrousel and save some time.
I used to go there a lot when I got homesick because it reminded me of the mall and it's family friendly too.
Here is my beautiful daughter waiting in line for some Lebanese food (and as you can see there is an Italian place just behind for pizza). Please all cross your fingers for her because she has an interview tomorrow for a summer job at Yellowstone!
And here is her 11.90 euros lunch consisting of chicken, stuffed grapeleaves, tomato and cucumber salad with mint, and a coca zero (this is the manly version of coca light which they happened to be out of).
I had a lamb tagine and a diet coke for 14.00 euros. The semoule was actually pretty good but then I forgot to take a picture of the food stand. It is called Marrakech something and has a palm tree on the sign.
I did however (completely accidentally) get a photo of this romantic couple. In the background you can see the famous Universal Burger and a place called Douce France where they sell French specialities.
We got crepes for desert. Mine was supposed to be a crepes suzette...where's the strawberry?
Many crepes to choose from.
My daughter more wisely chose the chocolate and banana crepe. You can have whipped cream as an extra for 1.10 euro.
Please note that the opening hours on the site are incorrect (it is not open until 11 pm any more). The new hours are confusing so I took a photo. On Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays they close at 9 pm. On Tuesdays they close at 5 pm. On Fridays and Saturdays they close at 10 pm and on Wednesdays they close at 10:30 pm.
Aside from the stuff you can see available in the photos there are Chinese, Sushi, Roast Chicken, Salad, and Spanish places too. The food is just ok but it's convenient, and good for people with picky kids. And, of course, it's the only food court in France.
I also have some very exciting news. After two years without an adventure I've reserved a Paris/Mumbai for August 2008. I'm finally going to go to India! where I will try to take many fabulous food photos. Hopefully I will blog again before then but if not please make sure to come back in September for my lowdown on Mumbai street food.