Monday, April 4, 2011
Before I get into the full terror of all that, I should mention that I had the best croque madame ever in the Chalet des Marmottes restaurant at Les Saisies. On French Masterchef last week, one of the challenges for the contestants was to create Parisian street food, including croque monsieur. One of the contestants produced the bad kind of croque - two very lightly toasted slices of bread with some cheese and ham between. The other produced a mouthwatering bubbling cheese-topped concoction where all the ingredients had been cooked perfectly before assembly, and then finished off under the grill. Yesterday's croque was of the second kind, just perfect. The fact that of the two options, frites or salad, I had chosen salad, but that they gave me both (the frites being home chopped and freshly fried), was an added bonus.