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"Don't Cry Fat Baby...
You Are At The Fabulous Charcuterie Noblet."

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My pal Mark Gaito, who lives nearby, and sees Paris as his own personal giant food orgy, says it's a pretty amazing one.

Gaito Dreaming Of His Next Plate Of Foie Gras

If you're hungry for a little pied de cochon or the like, it's at the Alesia metro, next to the caf La Bouquet, where you'll find Gaito dining every Friday, and where I always join him for a New York reunion lunch with my friend Emily when I'm in Paris. Also nearby, at the Porte de Vanves, on Saturdays and Sundays, is the flea market I like best (although they've gotten wise to the desirability, by Americans, of little old tin boxes that I used to pay 50 cents for).

A funny Gaito story: Mark, who has always been a foodie, and can tell you the name of the little ring on your knife in French, went to take a test to take French classes. He came home with a Ph.D.-level book, and his wife Chantal said, "No, no, no...this is wrong, this is much to hard for you." It turns out the test they gave him was about food in France! He went back, took a test about crossing the street or something, and was promptly sent back to linguistic kindergarten.

Blog-wise, I'm not saying much else at the moment because I'm on deadline, and also off to see Nancy Rommelmann and her daughter for breakfast at Caf de Flore. For a girl "Leaving Los Angeles" (the name of her now-defunct blog) Nancy manages to take in some pretty rarified air!

Yesterday At Flore
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Posted by aalkon at July 27, 2004 8:00 AM


The ladies look lovely. Nancy's daughter is a total babe. Did Mark lose weight? He's looking good too.


PS: Please come home.

Posted by: Lena at July 27, 2004 5:38 AM

Above the restaurant it looks like a red-haired Amy trying to coax a pig back to her apartment.
Below Nancy looks like she's been hit by the second gunman on the grassy knoll. Her face plummets in freefall toward the silverware as daughter smiles for the camera.

Posted by: chris at July 27, 2004 6:26 AM

Nancy and Tava look lovely, but...

I can see part of Nancy's bra!

Posted by: Cathy Seipp at July 28, 2004 11:18 AM

Actually, I could be wrong, but I think she had a shirt on under her pink shirt. And, this being Paris, you can see everybody's bra, so maybe she was just trying to blend into the crowd?

Posted by: Amy Alkon at July 28, 2004 12:10 PM

You`re both right: it`s my bra, and I did have on a shirt. Pesky breasts just want their way. Still in Paris; Amy, merci pour tout

Posted by: nancy at July 30, 2004 11:43 AM