The European lifestyle is one where people wake up late and eat a leisurely breakfast, so a lot of times we weren't hungry for lunch until around 2 or 3 pm. On those days, we ended up skipping a big dinner and just having some nice wine and perhaps an appetizer. We did make sure to go to one dinner - and chose La Fontaine De Mars. I decided to go WAY outside my comfort zone and order a French classic - the Cassoulet. It had big chunks of sausage and duck. The sausage was a bit much for me, Matt ended up eating a bunch of it, but I actually ended up liking the duck. Who would have thought?
Another yummy Paris delicacy is the Croque, it's essentially an open-faced ham & cheese sandwich. I enjoyed this meal at Cafe Panis, near the Cathedral of Notre Dame along the Seine river. This was on one of those 3:00 pm lunch days, so this huge sandwich and a nice glass of red was exactly what I needed on a cold, rainy day!