Thursday, November 13, 2008

第一次.品味早餐

今天是妳的第一次跟媽媽和爸爸長時間分開,單獨和不認識的人相處(在爬行城堡幼兒園)。

媽媽的第一次沒有妳在身旁單獨出外,和認識的人相處。

今天到了Le Pain Quotidien ,全天候早餐!一日之計在於晨,早餐實在太重要,種類選擇要多,分量也要多。首先講麵包,德國和瑞士人的麵包以健康出名,麵包是必備主食,Le Pain Quotidien 有法國麵包 Baguette, 可頌麵包 Crossaint 和有名的德國黑麥麵包。這裡的麵包新鮮好吃不用說,環境有 After School 的氣氛,就連水也好像好喝點。麵包放在藤編的麵包籃內,坐位前墊一個白瓷盤,在上塗麵包,隨便刀子怎麼切牛油怎麼刮果醬都沒事,看上去活像一個調色盤。而且用過的瓷盤也不必特意清洗,只要把麵包屑撥乾淨,下次又可以直接拿來使用,方便實用又省事。另加一大碗牛奶咖啡,果醬和自家製榛果巧克力醬。果醬的選擇有分看得見整粒果肉的 Konfitüre 以及攪拌至看不見果肉的 Marmelade。整粒果肉的杏果 Konfitüre 比較酸,但是吃得到天然的風味;看不見果肉的紅雜果 Marmelade 放了魚膠(Gelatine),吃起來像是在吃融掉的果凍;巧克力醬還有分白巧克力,牛奶巧克力和我最愛的黑巧克力醬!!基於瑞士人比較嗜甜,服務生自然會多問一句要不要蜂蜜。不要少看這蜂蜜,跟榛果巧克力醬或是花生醬拌在塗好牛油的麵包上時,咬一口便有一種飽滿的幸福感。現在流行有機食品,這店的原則為全店使用有機或回收材料,舉例說,店內所有的木製傢俱便是用回收物料來做的,真個環保!

把 Le Pain Quotidien 的所有調在一起後,這地方幫我找回從前拿著電腦到咖啡館坐老半天的那種感覺。沒有童在旁,換了姍姍在,我們無牽無掛的專心聊天,專心聆聽,有什麼比得上有好友相伴品味人生,試新事物的感覺?!

可是媽媽始終是媽媽,問題又來了,看見店裏精美的高凳,我心裏就想著一定要帶童來享受一次。不敢說出口,可離開前姍姍還不也是說了下一次要帶婷來享受一次??媽媽,媽媽,就讓我們下一次一行幾人一起閒話家常,輕鬆地看風景,聽聽音樂。咖啡沒了可以再點,麵包沒了可以再切,總之,就一起過一個用心經營,無憂無慮的早餐,不持續個兩三小時不罷休!

First time, breakfast

This is the first time you are alone with new people for such a long time.

This is the first time for mama to be alone with people I knew for a long time.

Today I went to Le Pain Quotidien with a good friend, they serve all day breakfast! As breakfast is a very important thing, there should be variety and quantity. No energy no life! Bread in Germany and Switzerland are well known for healthy and important, just like our rice. Le Pain Quotidien has French baguette, crossaint, muffin, and black rye bread. The bread here is very fresh and tasty, the ambient is also very nice, it seems like the water also taste better. The bread were being placed in the traditional rattan basket, a white pottery plate placed in front of your seat. You don't have to worry that you will ruined the plate, you can spreading butter and spooning konfitüre on it freely. It looks like a color palette from far. Another good reason to use it because you can just wipe it, without washing it and can use it again! About the fruit jam, there were 3 jars on the table, konfitüre with fruits, jelly-like marmelade and hazelnut chocolate paste. konfitüre is a bit sour, but can have a taste of the fruit and marmelade is too much like jelly, it's like eating melted jelly... There are white chocolate, milk chocolate and dark chocolate paste, of course I like the dark one most! Since Swiss people likes sweet stuff, they server will always ask if you want honey, and when you put honey, chocolate and peanut butter together on one bread, you will know what am I talking about! It's like in heaven!!!! Now is the trend of being organic, this shops uses organic ingredients for everything and the wooden furniture are all made out or reused materials.

Le Pain Quotidien let me re-discover the feeling of being in a nice coffee shop, working with computer, read newspaper or do some writings. Without Noémie, I can enjoy my breakfast with sansan a lot, we could do real talking, and taste the coffee and jam!! It's so nice to have someone who dare to try out new things with!!

Finally, mama are mama, I was always thinking that I must bring Noémie to this place once. And before we stepped out the door, sansan also said she has to bring Céline next time! So, let's go there all together as a big family and chat, eat and listen to the nice music. And sit there for 3 hours!!

1 comment:

o.v. said...

so jealous that u gals can enjoy such a great day! i'm looking forward to my "first time"!! really longing for that!