Friday, October 1, 2010

Talk To The Snail*


I'll admit that I trekked off to Paris a few times before escargot ever passed my lips.  Merci to mon ami Peter,  who did a little smooth talking and generously shared one or two of his last summer.  Why did I wait so long?? Beurre à l'ail on ANYTHING is divine.  I snapped L'Escargo Montorgueil because of its delightful signage.  I've not been there to dine, but I'd like to one day.

* Stephen Clarke's books are hilarious!

10 comments:

M said...

Escargot -- miam-miam! Virginia, I love all the snails on the sign -- where was this? (Want to put it on my return list).

Daryl said...

I havent had any escargot in a long long time .. oddly I ate/enjoyed it long before I would even taste calamari

claudine said...

J'espère que vous aimez manger des escargots! Avec du beurre à l'ail, c'est meilleur !
Je dois dire que je n'aime pas trop les escargots !

altadenahiker said...

I recognize this from one of Shell's illos! L'escargot? S'il vous plait, with lots of French bread so not a drop of beurre a l'ail goes to waste.

HELENO SUASSUNA said...

one of my favourites places in cité...you will surely love it and les escargots, of course!

Alexa said...

My father introduced me to snails (and the delights of butter and garlic) when I was very young. For some reason, it never occurred to me that they were anything but delicious! V, your wonderful photo makes me want to walk in here and order a dozen.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Moi aussi, Alexa! My daddy introduced me to snails, raw oysters, smoked oysters in a can, saradines. Yes, I will eat anything, almost.

Virginia, I love the angle you have on this shot. I have never been inside but have taken photos of the snail.

Paris Paul said...

Since moving to Paris, I've become a huge fan of escargots, chicken gizzards, cow tongue and even horse steak. I still have a hard time with tête de veau (veal head), tripes and steak tartare, however.

SKIZO said...

Fabulous
good
creations

TheChieftess said...

Hiker...Will you pass the bread..I need some more to dunk in the beurre...