Monday 15 June 2015

My Paris Night in Sydney

It's been months since I was in Paris last. November 2014. Aeons ago. I had a Paris Day in Melbourne last December. Last week I had a Paris Night in Sydney.

If you squint...

We went to Sydney to see Paris Combo. They were fab.

Walking down Castlereagh St was like being in Paris. Names, names, names.

Lèche vitrine seulement
Everyone wants to win a trip to Paris
Plenty of chocolate, comme Paris, but shaped like the Opera House.

Bubbles to start, sadly domestic. 

 Pre-concert dinner at Cafe Nice was a perfect choice.

Omelette of Meli Melo and Caramelised Onion
Why can't I cut my chives like that? Hmph. 
Then back to Angel Place for the concert.

Sponsored by Pommery!

You can rest assured that I certainly did front up to the bar for my complimentary glass.

There was even a chocolatier across the corner from our hotel
Fèrme, malheureusement

After a night in Paris you need a Parisian breakfast.

Delicious viennoisserie from Lorraine
also just down Angel Place

Silicon (?) covered Les Mis at Dymocks
No trip to Paris Sydney is complete without some patisseries to take home.

Salted Caramel Tart at Zumbo

And some macaroon naturally
but with an Aussie touch- malted milkshake

Is it Paris? Is it Sydney?
Even Ladurée are confused with their limited edition Sydney box. 
Dreaming of France is a wonderful Monday meme
from Paulita at An Accidental Blog 


Paulita said...

What fun to be immersed in Paris when you're in Sydney. Even though it can spark that love for Paris, it's not quite the same, is it? Thanks for playing along with Dreaming of France. Here’s my Dreaming of France meme

Louise said...

No it's not the same Paulita, but Paris is so, so far from Australia, it is such an undertaking to get there, and so, so expensive (especially en famille) that it's going to be quite some time before I get back to the real thing I suspect. Especially as my son is entering the last few years of high school. In the meanwhile I have to dream, and pretend a bit.

Brona said...

You've made me reassess how I walk around Sydney now Louise - I love how you spotted the exotic and romantic at every turn :-)

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Yes, at times I've felt like my hometown is like Paris....Sydney certainly did Paris up fine!

Here's my Dreaming of France post.

Sim Carter said...

There's no place like Paris to be sure but Sydney is one of the most beautiful and exciting cities I've ever been to, and that includes the big four: New York, London, Rome and of course Paris.

I've just finished reading Liane Moriarty's The Husband's Secret (It's my 3rd Moriarty book, God, that woman can write!) and one of her characters waxes pretty poetically about macarons. Guess I'll have to finally try some; lucky for me there;s a French bakery at the Farmers Market here in Los Angeles, very close to where I live.

skiourophile said...

Oh, Paris Combo - wonderful! I'd love to see them live.