Despite appearances to the contrary I am not French bashing in this post, it's just that...I really, really wanted to find some good and delicious and under 20 EUR salads for lunch and apparently it's impossible to do this in the 8th arrondisement of Paris.
Check out today's entry:
9,90 EUR for a chicken curry salad, a slice of chicken curry tart, a piece of bread and a diet coke...this is not expensive by Paris standards as the least little sandwich will set you back 3 or 4 EUR, if not more, but it still seems like a lot for what I actually got.
I guess the salad looks ok in the photo but...the chicken was tough, the pineapple was canned and oh...the horror, the horror...it had chewy pieces of canned corn in it, hidden under the chicken. It was also watery because of the carrots or something. And the raisins were all clumped.
The ideas behind this lunch are all good but the execution is just "lamentable". I'm from Massachusetts and we grow good corn there...believe me it's not supposed to be chewy and tough. The French, what can I say...perhaps they like tough, chewy corn.
Moral of the story, Don't order salad in Paris.
and I'm going back to sandwiches even if that means you're going to get 45 consecutive ham and cheese on baguette photos...at least it's good and that is what counts.
So, have a good lunch, please!
ps. if you've ever had a good salad in France (that you didn't make yourself) please let me know, I don't give up so easily and I love to be proven wrong.