les puces des batignolles: 110 rue legendre, 75017, paris, france
this was a well deserved 20 euro brunch. we had just hiked through the nearby flea market, trinkets flanking the sidewalk. so. much. stuff. i worked up a hefty appetite even after eating a VERY delicious chocolate croissant earlier. the air was crisp and les puces des batignolles wasn’t a far walk. we were seated almost immediately and nearly had to climb over packed tables to get to ours. and then the eating commenced. i think i may have consumed the BEST eggs benedict i have ever had in my life. the hollandaise was creamy light and citrusy with that little kick of cayenne. the yolks were a deep deep yellow and perfectly viscous. i had mine with smoked salmon beneath, a salty fresh surprise. and man those potatoes! my compadre had ratatouille with two poached eggs and goat cheese. talk about blowing your socks off. i sat in euphoria for quite a while in that little cozy establishment.