Tuesday, November 17, 2009

DSB 1 Champs d'Elysees 0

Today is our last full day in Paris. After two late nights in a row, I hoisted my tired rear out of bed for a run. Two nights ago, we had dinner with Alessia Rositani from Casa Malaparte in Capri, Italy and Odile Decq from Paris. I was lucky enough to spend three days in Capri with these two powerhouses in June and loved every second of it. We worked with 15 students at the Casa and had an amazing experience. I haven't seen them both since summer, so it was great to catch up with them. They are still powerhouses and full of energy. We had a great night of wine, cheese, wine, bread and wine. Last night we had dinner with some students and then I went out with Alessia for a drink. We went to Cafe Boboli in Le Marais for some good Italian vino. Nothing like red wine to prep for a morning run.

I did a nice quick jaunt through the Tuileries and then up the Champs d'Elysees to the Arc de Triomphe. Aside from the light rain and overcast skies, it was beautiful. I had underestimated how great running would be to see more of the city. After just over 4 and a half miles, I arrived back at the apartment to find a lovely breakfast waiting. Thank you Judy and your baguette gods.

Garmin Connect - Activity Details for Paris Training 2 [Short Training 10]

Tonight is a dinner cooked and server by a group of students. As they are all designing a cooking academy and restaurant[s] for their projects, they have broken into three groups to cook for each other as part of the educational exercise. I have no idea what the menu brings this evening, but based on stories from the first two dinners, the food and company should be nothing short of wonderful.

Tomorrow we head back to the states. As long as I can avoid miserable movies, the flight should be just fine. http://www.airfrance.fr/US/en/local/transverse/frame/genericIFrameAuto.htm?url=http://videocdn.airfrance.com/distractions/index_en.html Any suggestions??? See you all soon!

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