Dinner at the iconic, Le Cinq in Paris
Any foodie traveling to Paris
knows that she had better save up so that she can enjoy some of the world's finest cuisine--and this is Paris so it don't come cheap. Of all the reservations I had in Paris, the restaurant I was most excited to try was Le Cinq, which is located in the Four Seasons George V. Believe me when I say that dining here is a religious experience--it's just that good. The chef uses only the freshest ingredients (local when possible) and the cuisine is prepped using traditional French culinary techniques. No surprise there, right? But what was surprising was how light the food was. I'm embarrassed to admit that when it comes to French food, I lack any self-control. After a meal, I am often left feeling like I'm bursting at the seams. Here, while portions were extremely generous (especially the truffles, they spare no expense) I wasn't left feeling like a glutton who had just eaten an overwhelming amount of butter. Thankfully I still had a little room left after our entrees because it would be a shame to miss the cheese plate, which is carefully chosen for each guest, or the dessert, which is to die for. But perhaps my favorite part of the meal was the mignardises cart, which came at the very end and was filled with bite sized treats like lollipops and caramels. The ambiance is romantic and the service were impeccable. This meal may cost a small fortune but it's truly a once in a lifetime experience.