Thanksgiving in Paris? It might not be traditional but it sounds like fun. Context, a network of scholars who lead walking tours in European cities, are holding a Thanksgiving dinner at the historic restaurant Le Pharamond which will be annotated by docent and dining historian Carolin C. Young. Forget about the traditional turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie this meal will explore Parisian food. The entire adventure begins with an appetite-building walking tour of history and dining in Paris and then the group will head to Le Pharamond.
The menu will be:
Apéritif: Champagne Ruinart
Foie gras, Escargots de Bourgogne, Coquilles Saint-Jacques, Bouchées à la reine
Served with Alphonse Mellot 2005, Sancerre blanc
Roasted 'poulet de Bresse', Sole normande, Côte de bœuf,
Côte de veau de la Vallée d'Auge, Rognons de veau, Tripes de Caen
(accompanied by seasonal vegetables and sides)
Served with Clos de Lumbrays 2000, Bourgogne, Grand Cru
Followed by salad and a selection of French cheeses
Équitoriale noire, Poire de la Grande Truanderie,
Tarte fine aux pommes, Crème brûlée
The price is 220 euros per person and the event is being held on November 22, Thanksgiving Day.