Tuesday, September 16, 2008

little. things.


Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving.
What you have caught on film is captured forever ...
It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten them. ~ Aaron Siskind



I had two posts of warming autumnal comfort food recipes written and photographed until my computer lost the posts and the images. Merde...
I was able get the images restored, but the posts may take a bit longer to recapture or rewrite.
Until that time, I want to share with you a food memory of what was once my favorite tiny resto in Paris. It was an unobtrusive and little known resto called Le Grillardin, that was just a few steps from my Paris appartement.
Unfortunately this treasure of a resto is no longer in existence.

But I remember.
The little things.
The tiny, infinitesimal, intimate details about a very simple and delicious meals I ate at Le Grillardin.


The succulent fresh fish was cooked so that it melted in my mouth, and it was accompanied by perfectly turned and parsley strewn potatoes. (Trust me these are difficult to get perfect..)
A fresh green salad with a just-right-balanced vinaigrette dressing was a fresh green exclamation, and a complimentary jug of house wine completed the meal. This déjeuner was presented in a manner that was not haute couture, just with the utmost respect to the food and to the diner. And all for a price that I could afford and afford to return here often...and I did.


Until I recover my words from my lost posts, I wanted to share these little memories, of a little meal, in a little place near Palais Royal with all of you.
But these memories seem not so very little, they seem immense and utterly perfect…

That is the great thing about memories, they can be what ever you want them to be…however, I have photographic proof of these memories.

Merci beaucoup for you patience…

6 comments:

A Brush with Color said...

How beautiful! That meal looks delicious. Sorry you lost your post--I know how frustrating that can be! Lovely post, Therese-Marie!

feasting-on-pixels (terrie) said...

Merci mille fois, cher Sue...
glad you enjoyed this post until I get my computer back in health...lol...
stay safe, my friend.

Eduard said...

It is so true what you say. By taking photo's you are able to remember 'little things', details that otherwise would have been forgeten. A great way of looking at photography, I never realized it this way.
The resto doesn't exist anymore you write, I think that happens a lot af times. Those little restaurants, with good taste and people doesn't seem to have long life. Any idea how this is possible?

feasting-on-pixels (terrie) said...

Salut Eduard, it is ashamed that this resto is no longer. I not only adored the food but the convivial owners and staff that made me always so welcome.

Resto Grillardin is now 'Alfred'...according to my new issue of Food and Wine magazine was chosen as one of the best Paris Wine Bars.

I imagine that this is high praise seeing as how Alfred is just a stones throw from the well known Willi’s Wine Bar, Macéo, and Juvéniles.

I will definitely visit Alfred's next time I am home in Paris to see if all this praise is accurate.

Camera Crazy said...

Oh I love your images of Paris, in your hands (images) it exudes romance, beauty and intrigue. I remember when I first came across your beautiful photography on flickr--what a treat. I'm thrilled you used a Panasonic camera at the time otherwise I would not have been blessed to visit Paris from a native for free. I'm so sorry about your posts, I can imagine you take great care with your writing. Perhaps they were of those from the bedroom? I anxiously await...

ManfredKZ said...

Wonderful image, I like it very much!