Sunday, February 8, 2015

Bonjour Ya'll!


Imagine my surprise and delight when I stepped inside TREIZE - A Baker's Dozen and offered the obligatory, "Bonjour Madame!" and hear, "Hey, come on in!" Relief in a waythat I didn't have to do my constant, "Parlez vous anglais??" Instead I am greeted by owner Laurel Sanderson ( on the right) and her delightful staff behind the counter. While they made me feel at home with my camera, they continued chopping and dicing for their lunch menu. Behind them, le chef with the biggest grin I've
EVER seen Paris. Laurel hails from the south so we understood each other immediately. Some of the patrons enjoying a late breakfast vouched for the delicious fare. Trust me, if you get to the 7 eme, go see Laurel and her smiling staff. Tell 'em I sent ya.

Treize - A Baker's Dozen
16 rue des Saints Pères
75007 Paris

15 comments:

PerthDailyPhoto said...

As fabulous as Paris is I can imagine it would have been a treat to receive a welcome in a familiar lingo Virginia :)

CreativaCale said...

Love in Paris old look,vintage spaces:))

JudyMac said...

Same reception when you have breakfast at Holybelly on rue Lucien Sampaix in the 10th--not far off Canal St. Martin. My choice to dine twice on my Paris visit, and when I walked in second time around, the waitress remembered me and even correctly called me by my first name. Food was fab! Check it out next visit.

Alain said...

Merci pour ta réponse, en France, on dit donner "treize à la douzaine", mais cela se pratique surtout chez les vendeurs d'huitres. (bien qu'à Sète, elles se vendent au kilo).

Vagabonde said...

I am almost caught up with going to blogs to answer comments so I came to have a look at your last posts. That certainly must have been a nice surprise for you to find this shop! I bet they are successful and the food is good. I also saw a post where you said that what you would miss in Paris are the friends you made there. I am so happy that you have French friends as having people in the country can make quite a difference as it is easier for them to explain the culture. This also gives you a reason to speak the language. So, can I now write my comments in French?
When we returned to St Petersburg, Russia, a few months ago and met up with our friends who are from there, it made all the difference and I could practice my Russian.

Here is one for you: J’aime votre photo de la devanture du restaurant 13 (devanture = Façade d’une boutique.) Une très bonne photo !Your photos are always excellent.

Harriet said...

What a wonderful find! Sometimes one misses the South even when in Paris. Do they serve iced tea??? Bet not.
--- On one trip, my heart skipped a beat when I saw pitchers of what I thought were iced tea on the tables down in the Dordogne. NOT. It was rosé wine.

Alexa said...

Congratulations, V—you have found YOUR place in Paris (where they say "Bonjour y'all, too)! I will absolutely stop in here next time and tell them you said "Ha" (that's "Hi" for all you Yankees).

William Kendall said...

I'd enjoy the food in there!

Lois said...

As a fellow Southerner, the title of this post immediately caught my eye! I will definitely have to remember this place when I go back to Paris. They look like a happy group!

Geoff Wilkinson said...

Brilliant, one for the future..

Joe said...

Nice to see so many smiling faces.

Jeanie said...

Yet another spot to add to my "next time" book -- Wonderful, friendly faces and the food sounds good, too! Great photos!

Uns femme de Denver Colorado said...

Tres Bon et merci a vous pour cette information. How I would love a dozen oysters right now, Alain, ou plus Bon, treize!
Regards,
Diane in Denver
Colorado
Etats Unis

Uns femme de Denver Colorado said...

Better make that "une femme," non?

TonyaFaith said...

This Louisiana girl will be in Paris in 44 days! I am thrilled to come across this post! I will be putting this address on my places to visit. Merci, Virginia. From one Southern girl to another, Bless your heart!!