Table for two in Paris

eiffel tower at night time

Ooh la la, it’s hard to imagine anywhere sweeter and more romantic than France! Simply mention the ‘City of Love’ and amorous notions spring to mind, so Paris was the perfect place for Michelle Aguiar to indulge in a special dessert for two…

“On the last night of our trip, we had counted out enough money to go for our signature dinner at Maxim’s. My dinner was spectacular – lobster tail with veal medallions. It literally melted in my mouth. On our usual meager budget this was heaven. But that wasn’t the best part.

After dinner, the very kind Maitre d’ knew it was our honeymoon and asked what we would like for dessert. I’ve always wanted Crepes Suzette so this would be the place to try them. Leaning over he said that they are very good, but I would be happier with the special which was a lemon crepe. I took his advice and waited for my dessert.

Meanwhile, the Crepes Suzette were made table-side and the couple across from our banquette had ordered them. We watched as he masterfully prepared their crepes, and then he put one on a small plate and brought it over for me to taste. He said he didn’t ever want me to regret the decision. It was tasty, but not nearly as good as the lemon crepes. I have never forgotten how kind and special he made our night, now over 23 years ago!”

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Sue Elliot - Like many of us, Sue contracted a serious travel bug at an early age. She's visited over 90 countries in search of a cure, but her wanderlust just seems to get worse. Thankfully at Intrepid Travel she's amongst people who understand the affliction and since 1998 Sue has enjoyed being our blog and newsletter editor. Here you'll find helpful travel advice and inspiring tales from Sue and other Intrepid travellers.

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