Lunch at the Opéra


We had to make two stops on our last day in Paris. The first stop being the Opéra area of the city, simply to feel fancy before we had to spend the evening packing our things and thinking of flying back home. Also, I had to do a bit of souvenir shopping and wanted to stop by some of the galleries around the neighborhood.

We took a walk around the grand Palais Garnier, which is the Paris opera house that seats nearly 2,000 people. Then I had to show Brandon the amazing dome design inside the Galeries Lafayette on Boulevard Haussmann. 

Brandon and I decided to have lunch in front of the opera house. The weather was warm and sunny, so we got a table on the terrace of Café de la Paix and ordered the best "Salade César" I've ever had. It had crisp, thick slices of bacon, chicken, eggs, tomatoes, chives, slices of Parmesan, and caperberries. I'm on the fence when it comes to capers, but the huge capers in this salad were perfect. 

During lunch, I thought I had a celebrity sighting and believed that Emilio Estevez was sitting a few tables in front of us. I was obviously wrong, but for a good ten minutes I really wanted to think it was him. For a minute I thought about walking past the table and whispering, "Mighty Ducks" -- just to check.

After our yummy lunch at Café de la Paix, we took a walk to Place Vendôme to check out the luxury shopping and the amazing Vendôme column that stands in the middle of the one of fanciest squares in all of Paris.