Growing up with a French grandmother, it was not uncommon to spend several hours lingering over a loaded table of creole style French food. Everyone was at the table, young and old. While visiting France, I noticed that food is a very important part of life in France, which makes it also a very important part of French culture. The French are known for long, lingering meals that feature several courses and this food culture is an integral part of daily life in France.
Our first stop is with my favorite French restaurant, Le Pichet. The more I visit, the more I want. A few of you have been beside me as we licked our plates cleaned after a meal at Le Pichet.
I highly recommend the Poulet rôti à votre commande, légumes racines rôtis jus au parmesan (“Washington natural chicken roasted to order; roasted root vegetables, hardy greens and a Parmesan broth” and the Gâteau au foie de volaille (“Smooth chicken liver terrine”). I have been known to sneak off during the work day and find myself transported back to Paris as I stepped into Le Pichet.