Priscilla Pilon’s Annual Paris Tweet Up is now history, and what a blast it was!
It was held yesterday evening at a cheese shop called 38 Saint Louis located on rue Saint-Louis-en-l’Isle. Operated by Thibault Lhirondelle and Didier Grosjean, this is a great delicatessen that sells cheese, wine, sausages, and fine foods. Before setting foot there, I never realized that cheese could be so much fun.
Pierre-André Rouard of Origine Gourmet presented some of the finest salmon that I have ever tasted. It was served with a glass of diluted Highland Park whisky (2/3 water, 1/3 whisky), an eminently appropriate accompaniment for salmon.
Wine merchant Frédéric Royan presented four wines (two white and two red), which we tasted one at a time, each with a different cheese.
Thibault would call people to order from time to time so that he could announce the names of the cheeses, each of which was paired with an appropriate wine.
Pictured above: Fontenille Selles-sur-Cher goat cheese (left-hand corner), Comté Charles Arnaud, aged 20 months (center), Saint-Marcellin (right-hand corner), Fourme d’Ambert au lait cru (lower corner), .
Fresh, chewy bread from Boulangerie Martin, a bakery shop located on the same street, was served with the cheese.
Lily “La Tigresse” Heise, who rocked the world with her explosive kiss-and-tell memoir Je t’aime, Me neither, was there.
Priscilla (who organized the event) poses with avid tweeter Kathryn Reichart.
Anna Eklund-Cheong of Paris Haiku was there.
Other names will be added as they are communicated to me.
A good time was had by all! A big thank you goes out to Priscilla for organizing such a great event.
38 Saint Louis
38, rue Saint-Louis-en-l’Ile