Saturday, April 21, 2012

A Night in Paris

Sometimes we have themed get-togethers to add a bit of festivity to the weekend. One of our favorites is French night.

For dinner, we went downtown to a lovely little French cafe all lit up just like the City of Lights.

We dined on French onion soup, quiche lorraine, and meat lasagna.  

We had planned to take a picture of our delicious meal for you...But the food was so good that we got a bit carried away and forgot all about the camera until we had eaten just about everything up! Here's a little taste for you though...

Afterwards, we were stuffed, but we just had to order one of their decadent desserts to go.

Nothing goes better with a glass of French wine than rich, velvety tiramisu.

When we got home, we popped in Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris starring Owen Wilson and Rachel McAdams. Have you seen it? It's a charming story about a writer in Paris who travels back in time to the 1920s Jazz Age. Along the way, he meets expatriate authors Gertrude Stein, Ernest Hemingway, and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Pablo Picasso even makes an appearance. 

The beautiful shots of Paris make you feel as if you've been transported back in time too. If you love French culture or 1920s literature, this adventure through Paris is a must see!  

"I can never decide whether Paris is more beautiful by day or by night."
~ Midnight in Paris ~ 

If you have a themed night in the near future, let us know how it turns out!


~ Nel & Jess ~


Special 'K' said...

Beautfiul. Every girls dream. Thanks for sharing. Cheers SpecialK XoXo


Doing a BOLLYWOOD evening next Monday night to coincide with Smash. LOVE your photos. Love your theme. glad you enjoyed. Take care

Mary said...

What a romantic evening! Love Paris!

~~Loraine Living~~ said...

So nice a Paris romance trip, loverly!! Greetings Diana

NanaDiana said...

French food is my very favorite ever! I love it. What a fun thing to do..the whole dinner and then the movie. Would you believe I have never seen that movie? I am adding it to my list of ones to watch. I am assuming it is an old one...xo Diana

oldthings said...

Dear Sheri
Wonderful night !I think that the most people dreaming to go to Paris.But even we can't to travel we doing the best !We taste the culture at our town !
Have a nice day

Patty Patterson said...

Yummy! I hope you had to walk past the desert window to get to your table, though. Otherwise you might no kow to save enough room! I normally fill up on dinner and can't hold a desert, so I skip - but keep contemplating ordering desert first - someday!

Kris said...

Love French food...actually any European food! While in Zurich, Switzerland 10 years ago, we stayed in a quaint hotel called Hotel Montana which was located a couple blocks from Bahnhofstrasse, Zurich's main downtown shopping area. The food in the hotel was deLishious... my favorite being Creme Brulee! I think you pay as much for the atmosphere in a restaurant as you do for the food!

Trisha said...

What a fun night! I bet the tiramisu was amazing!


C'est moi Claudette said...

Little bit of French and fun going on there girls. Love it. YES I LOVED that movie. I'm not a Woody fan, but loved this one.
If you liked that movie you would LOVE the books I'm reading. They are written by Tatiana de Rosnay, Sarah's Key, The house I loved, A Secret Kept. WONDERFUL and the Paris history is fantastic.
Hope you are having a great Sunday
Love Claudie

magie said...

It looks like such a fun night..I love the idea of having a theme night. That tiramisu looks delicious (it is one of my favourite desserts).

Poppy said...

Hello, thank you visiting my blog!

What a fantastic idea, I could do with a bit of tiramisu right now.

Lou xxx

Lila Moonlight said...

I like your french night, I need a french data night after this post : ) I like this movie very much too and will be watching many times over the years. I wish Nel easy smooth preperations for the big day : )

miss b said...

French onion soup - delicious! This is a film I have been reading about recently - I must see it soon. Thanks for reminding me.

Christine said...

Your dinner looks lovely. My husband and I bought that movie a couple months ago and I actually enjoyed it very much. I have never been much of a Woody Allen movie fan but I did enjoy this one. Your pictures are beautiful over here. ~enjoy the rest of your week-end wanderings.

Jessie Thetford said...

Love that movie, and I love me some delicious French food!!! Thanks for sharing!

Edie Marie's Attic said...

I just saw Midnight In Paris and loved it! Your evening sounds so fabulous and yummy. I love to do a theme for birthday dinners in our home and Paris is one of my favorites.

Hugs, sherry

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

A thee night sounds lovely to me! What a nice evening. I have not seen the movie yet. I will see if it is on Apple TV.


Teresa said...

I've been wanting to return to Paris. Maybe the next weekend I will with a theme party.

À bientôt,

Deborah said...

A theme-night sounds wonderful!
Your food looks dee-lish!
And Id love to watch that movie!
Great idea girls!

Deborah xoxo

val's alentejo said...

A special night out A la Francais.. always good to go out and enjoy a meal together.
Lasagne though being very Italian. !
Today the restaurants serve all international foods.
The tiramasu and bordeux wine looks divine. I love Bordeux wines..
glad you enjoyed it all
thanks Sheri

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Bonjour! Comment ça va? Moi, je suis très contente que tu fasses un si bon billet ici!!!!!

How about that for some French?

THANK YOU for this lovely post; Paris is my heart throb because it really does allow you to get lost in the history, the mystique and wonder. You truly have a chance to find yourself there.


Julie@chiclittleshop said...

Thank you for visiting my little blog.
I would love to visit the place you went. Look at those beautiful settee and a chair. I will be busy reading your wonderful blog.

Julie x

Tulla and Catie said...

I haven't seen this film so far, but my friend also told me that it's worth it! Your French night looks great - must have been a lot of fun!
Greetings from Barbara

Zinnia said...

It's amazing that you can eat good food from other countries in our own country. Wonderful idea with a theme for an evening. Neither did I would not be able to go past the baked goods without buying. I've seen the movie it's great. I wish you a very nice week! Zinnia

About Vintage French Hen said...

Hello ladies, and thank you for visiting my blog! Themed parties are so much fun, I have 2 daughters who live close to me and we enjoy doing the same thing! What part of nor-cal did you live in? I'll be back for future visits, marcia

The Shop Around the Corner said...

Ooh, that sounds like such a fun night. I did watch Midnight in Paris and I liked it, more than anything for the magical mood it creates. You do get swept away in it. I actually like Woody Allen movies. One of my favorites is Manhattan Murder Mystery. I'm crazy about movies.
Always good to stop by, dears.
Bonne nuit. ;)

Kerri said...

Oh how I love all things French! Very nice restraunt with all the ambiance :)

Have a nice weekend!


Sandy said...

I've never seen the movie nor have I had the opportunity to travel to Paris. It's on my list of dreams that that I would love to manifest. How cool having a themed night out! You gals really know how to have fun.