10 May 2011
Lunch with Celia at Ralph's
Celebrating the milestone birthdays should be a long fun-filled experience! 2011 is a momentous year...I turned 50 and Celia turns 16!! Our celebratory lunch was at the beautiful garden terrace at Ralph Lauren's in Paris. We lingered for three hours in the dappled sunshine enjoying the plumply cushioned chairs and the fresh delicious American style menu. Celia sipped a crisp buttery chardonnay while I enjoyed my Pouilly-Fumé.
We started with a cool mint and garden pea soup and followed by splitting a Lauren Ranch hamburger with bacon and cheddar and a spicy turkey burger topped with avocado and cheese. The ranch fries took us back to our favorite burger joints in California. Unfortunately we were both too full to even attempt the peanut butter chocolate ice cream.
Although the restaurant was complet, we felt like we were on a private garden terrace far from the hustle and bustle of the Boulevard Saint-Germain-des-Prés just steps outside the courtyard of the mansion that houses the flagship store and restaurant.
Ralph Lauren Homes: architecturaldigest.com