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I’m going to start off this review of Panda à Paris with a little snack at lunchtime.

No ordinary snack and no ordinary lunchtime!  No, this is an invitation to join (electronically, unfortunately) Maggie and Louis for lunch at the Hôtel Georges V in Paris!

A three course meal (more like eight course) costs only 78 euros per person – slightly more than my usual Boudin Noir and chips followed by Pig’s Trooters at Chez Pierre but probably worth every penny!




This, course isn’t the only food post on Maggie and Louis’s blog.

Oh no!  There are plenty more……

I drooled over the descriptions of butchers in Bellville and then swiftly gorged myself on some more butchers in Belville.

Then I popped down to Lyon for a tiny snack which I followed up with a few preparatory courses at The Cherry Orchard before hiking off for a Flemish Foodfest and then finishing off with a nice bowl of sausage soup!

So, who is Panda à Paris?

Well, to find out, why not take a look at Portraits of the Bloggers and I’ll try to explain what I know….

Louis came to Paris because he loves the city and wanted to become fluent in French. Technically, he’s going to do research for his dissertation about funding for art music composition in France between the two world wars.

Maggie came along, I suspect, because she might be rather fond of Louis?

Oh, and for a more intimate look… please be aware that Maggie did not approve this photo!

And Panda?  Oh, Panda is the dog!

This is a Paris blog and, thus, contains the obligatory reference to Dog Poo.  In Dogs Vs Little Boys we learn that…   Fact: Dogs in Paris pee (and poop) everywhere.

Well, in my experience Little Boys do as well!

At least, I always used to (until I grew up, that is.  About 3 weeks ago!)  Has so much changed?

There seems to be quite a bit about bicycles on this blog and that, in itself is no bad thing.  There’s also a lot about Belville – this is my favourite Belville post – I wonder why?  Might have something to do with those lovely fish?

This is just the briefest of samplings of this lovely blog.

If you want to find out what life in Paris is like for a dog called Panda, head over to Panda à Paris to find out.

And me?  Well…. I did find one thing wrong with this blog!  There is an article, hidden away, about Exciting Times. If you look very closely at this article you might notice a pretty little red car (a sort of Soviet version of the wonderful 2CV), that is cruelly described as a Hilarious tiny communist-era car!

Well, Maggie and Louis, I’ll have you know… I used to have one of these!

And a wonderful car it was (apart from things falling off it every now and again!)  I think mine was the original Fiat version but it used to go like stink (and stink a little bit as well, as do all the best cars!) right up to about 70 MPH!

The brakes, of course, were useless above 20MPH – which was a shame as I used to have to keep stopping so that I could go back and pick up the exhaust (which kept falling off) – that’s what made it so much fun!

All the best

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  • By Louis, April 28, 2010 @ 10:32 am

    Keith, thank you for this wonderfully perceptive and complimentary review! I hope you had as much fun reading our blog as we have reading yours!

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