On a hot day in Paris, there’s nothing like a seat on a shaded terrasse.
Our table was at the outside edge of a quiet, umbrella filled courtyard. What a treat to be off the street! My lunch of roasted salmon and pureed potatoes, accompanied by a well-chilled rosé was wonderful.
The experience wasn’t perfect, though. The sun invaded our spot as lunch progressed. If I go again on a very hot/sunny day, I’ll reserve, and request a table that’s farther from the sun. Or arrive early (noonish).
Or arrive even later, when my energy is flagging—La Baleine would be a lovely spot to linger over a dessert with a friend at tea-time.
47 rue Cuvier, 5th