The French have this wonderful thing called a ‘cocktail dinatoire’, which is drinks – usually champagne – accompanied by lots of little snacks, enough so that you don’t need to have a dinner. And in France food not only sometimes becomes an art form, but is always more than delicious.
The other evening I went to one catered by Le Notre. The food was so beautiful it almost seemed a pity to eat it.
Then I realised it would be impolite to not to try some, so I made sure I had one of each, at least.
They have several shops dotted around Paris. Maybe a good place to pick up a picnic! Or at least some good ideas…