It’s hard to believe that it was only three months ago that I was in Paris. I never thought this would happen, but I actually visited Paris TWICE in the last three months, once in mid-December and once at the end of February.
That carefree, simple, problem-free world seems so distant now. A lifetime ago.
Both times we were in Paris because of Bryan’s work. In fact, we ended up getting “stuck” in Europe during the months of February and March. In late January, Bryan happened to be in Brussels for a week long business trip. When the COVID-19 epidemic started getting bad in China, his employer told him to stay in Europe until things got better in Asia.
At that time, Hong Kong was locking down and everyone was starting to work remotely. I had never done this before, but I literally booked a flight to join Bryan that left the next day. I had one day to pack. It was so crazy and so unprecedented.
Little did I know that this was just the beginning of “unprecedented”.
I ended up being “stuck” in Europe for over six weeks before finally flying back to Asia.
During our first December trip to Paris, I was drawn to two-Michelin starred David Toutain because he trained under legendary French chef Alain Passard, famous for how he cooks vegetables. As a huge fan of Alain Passard, I was definitely intrigued by his pupils and those that were trained by him.
I was not disappointed. The meal was absolutely phenomenal, definitely my favorite in recent memory. I loved the elegant and exquisite focus on ingredients as well as meticulous and artful presentation. All in all, we loved it and I would highly, highly recommend it.…