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Mariage Freres mousseline tea bags?

Don't know if anyone answered your question, but Dean and Deluca have them. However, they're a bit expensive. They go for $20.00, and I just paid $51.00 including shipping for two boxes of the mousselines straight from Mariages Freres in France.

http://www.deandeluca.com/coffee-tea-...

Sandy

Feb 04, 2011
sandypaws3 in Greater Boston Area

Inn the Park for just crumpets & tea? [London]

My husband and I will be having breakfast at Inn the Park at 10:00 AM -- the earliest time they had -- on Easter Sunday. We aren't interested in a big breakfast, just crumpets & tea. Is this acceptable or does Inn the Park have a special buffet on Easter? We have lunch reservations at 12:30, so the stop at Inn the Park is really only for the view. Just not sure if Inn the Park is more of a restaurant or a cafe....

Sandy

Mar 13, 2010
sandypaws3 in U.K./Ireland

Cassoulet in Paris

I have not eaten the cassoulet at Brasserie Balzar, but on a recent visit, we sat next to a French couple who seemed to be enjoying the cassoulet a lot. It did look very good!

Sandy

Oct 20, 2008
sandypaws3 in France

Bruges inexpensive, is it so hard to find restaurants?

Honestly, I don't remember the restaurant where we had lunch, but I do remember the lovely tea room, Carpe Diem. Gorgeous pastries to rival those in Paris!

http://www.tearoom-carpediem.be/index...

Sandy

Aug 25, 2008
sandypaws3 in International Archive

Tap or bottled water in Paris?

As others have mentioned, the tap water is fine, and if it's offered we drink it. However, we usually order a large bottle of water to have with dinner, as well as a bottle of wine, just because we enjoy it.

Sandy

Apr 22, 2008
sandypaws3 in France

Best Croissant in SF/Bay Area?

I love the croissants at Boulange de Polk at 2310 Polk Street! We go to Paris often, and these are very close to what we get there.

Sandy

Feb 16, 2008
sandypaws3 in San Francisco Bay Area

Weeping for a Good Croissant

I didn't see Pain Quotidien, and there are several in New York! They taste the same as they do in Paris, and we eat breakfast there all the time.

Sandy

Jan 22, 2008
sandypaws3 in Manhattan

Tea and scones in Cork, Dublin, and Killarney

irishgirl,
Thanks so much for the recommendation of these restaurants! I never saw your reply... sorry to be so late in thanking you, but I was just looking again, as we go to Ireland in March, and I saw your reply.

Sandy

Jan 16, 2008
sandypaws3 in U.K./Ireland

Tea and scones in Cork, Dublin, and Killarney

We'll be traveling to Ireland for the first time in the spring of 2008. I'm looking for a place to have scones & tea in Cork City, nothing fancy, but a good pot of tea and good scones. We'll also be in Dublin and Killarney -- in Dublin, Bewley's Oriental Cafe has been recommended, as well as Jam in Killarney. Any other suggestions? Thanks!

Sandy

May 22, 2007
sandypaws3 in U.K./Ireland

Sunday lunch recommendations request (Paris)

Brasserie Balzar and La Coupole, both Flo Brasserie restaurants, are open on Sunday for lunch. Another one we haven't tried, but is on our list for a Sunday next Paris trip is Le Reminet, as I have heard good things about it on this board.
http://tinyurl.com/337yu4

Sandy

Jan 22, 2007
sandypaws3 in France

Most palatable diet sodas?

notmartha,
Where do you find Shasta? I used to like it, but can't find it anymore. I especially like that it's sweetened with Splenda. I also can't find Diet Canada Dry Gingerale. The only gingerale I can find in our area is Vernor's, and I didn't like that. You must be in the south, as you mention shopping at Winn Dixie. Around here, we have Kroger, Cub Foods, and Sam's Club.

Dec 14, 2006
sandypaws3 in General Topics

Most palatable diet sodas?

I would probably like it, then, as I love strong gingerale. When I was a kid, I liked Canada Dry, but it seems too sweet now.

Dec 11, 2006
sandypaws3 in General Topics

Most palatable diet sodas?

I have to agree about DaVinci syrups -- they're very good. I like vanilla or root beer with a dash of cream and club soda. Mmmmm.... Also, my favorite diet sodas are Stewarts Orange cream and root beer. I can't get them in the grocery store, though, so buy Diet 7-up regulary. It's not bad. I also love the Sprecher's diet root beer, but it's not really much better than the Stewart's and has more carbs -- about 5 I think. I eat low carb to control my Type 2 diabetes. I've been looking for a good diet ginger ale, so I'll try a case of the Hanson's. I can get Hanson's at our Kroger store, but only the fruit flavors, and I'm not fond of them.

Sandy

Dec 09, 2006
sandypaws3 in General Topics

Cassoulet in Paris

I'm glad to know that the one at La Fontaine du Mars is even better, as I ordered the confit de canard last time we were there, and it was okay, but not the best I've had. Still, I've heard so many good comments on La Fontaine du Mars, and overall we liked it, so thought we might try it again and try something else :-) Not to mention, it's very well located for us, as we're staying in the 7th next trip.

Oct 30, 2006
sandypaws3 in France

Cassoulet in Paris

We have not tried the cassoulet at Brasserie Balzar, as we usually have the Poulet Roti and frites, but the person next to us (French), on our last visit, raved about the Cassoulet. I remember thinking I must try it next time!

Oct 27, 2006
sandypaws3 in France

restaurant recommendations in the 7th arrondissement?

We usually stay in the 6th, but this time we plan to stay in the 7th, not too far from Invalides. So far, we plan on having lunch at Bistro de Breteuile and dinner at Au Bon Accueil. We'd like to find a cafe or tearoom that's open for breakfast -- not brunch, but just tea, coffee, and croissants. We're also looking for a pleasant cafe that's open late, as we enjoy ending the evening in a cafe. So far, I haven't found many that are open late in the 7th. Any ideas?

Sandy

Oct 24, 2006
sandypaws3 in France

Best brasserie in Paris?

I have to agree with those who have mentioned Brasserie Balzar. We have gone back again and again for the poulet roti and crispy frites! A French couple sitting next to us on our last visit praised the Cassoulet. I love that you can reserve online!

http://www.brasseriebalzar.com/

Oct 21, 2006
sandypaws3 in France

Most palatable diet sodas?

I love Stewarts' diet sodas! My favorite is the Orange Cream soda, but the Root Beer isn't bad either :-)

Sandy

Jul 07, 2006
sandypaws3 in General Topics