Sunday, March 01, 2009

Theme day Glass


It's not because I'm away that I'm going to miss a Theme Day! This month's theme is "Glass". I've had this photo for quite a while (I took it at Le Procope, if you remember) and I thought it would do the job for today. It's a digestif (an alcohol one takes at the end of a meal - not me(!), but one of the guests that I was with). I love the way they present it "on a bed of ice". That is all for today. When you read this, I should be on my way to my final destination (well, to start with...): Auckland. Click here to view thumbnails for all participants

43 comments:

  1. Cool photo (so to speak). Only in France would you get a nice chilled glass like this! Love the American-style red leather booth. Hope you're not too tired from your journey down under!

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  2. Welldone GF, Katie!

    Eric, once again, this is a brilliant photo!

    I was having such an digestif (an old Armagnac) just a few minute ago with a good friend of mine! Really a very good moment ;-)

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  3. To me, it looks like the Mistress of Le Procope was there. That is the same person who has bragging rights on PDP for a year, Alexa, and it looks as tho she left in a hurry....perhaps with Jacques Chirac?

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  4. Thib I'm at work and was thinking "Gee I could use a drink" but then I realized it was only a bit after 3 pm (I try not to drink before 5) but that reminded me to check PDP, where I was offered a chilled digestif! An old Armagnac sounds nice about now too. Well, in a few hours.

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  5. Blogging from work, Katie? Tsk, tsk, tsk...

    Right around now, I would be delighted to have the contents of this glass! ;)

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  6. Looks lovely. The dish of crushed ice looks really yummy to me actually. I do like to eat ice - when I was pregnant it was a real craving of mine. I mean seriously; trays of thin ice. Yum! Why WAS that?

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  7. Ohhh I've participated but didn't tell Eric. Does that mean I won't be on the portal? :( I'll never get the hang of the forum business....stamps feet.

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  8. LOL, phx! Perhaps they spotted paparazzi lurking nearby.

    Katie, congrats GF. You'll be able to catch the drops off your crown with your tongue after 5pm.

    Lynn, sorry but I couldn't see yours on the portal {stamps foot in sympathy} but I'll be visiting you shortly.

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  9. Oh yes, this definitely does the job! Very nice!

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  10. Lovely! It goes so well with the deep red. I like also that it's on a bed of ice, "glace" en français, which is pronounced like "glass" in English. So you're totally covered for the theme, Eric!

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  11. Very cool ... Cold in fact (smile) ... I played with a wine glass but choose a different subject.

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  12. Wow, Petrea - great pickup on the 'glace'!

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  13. What Alexa does at Le Procope is no longer a secret to any of us. And now we know what she has by the end of her meals too.

    What a great, clean, beautiful photo Eric! I've never seen a digestif presented like this, it makes it so much more interesting.

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  14. Eric -- I trust you're having a great time already!
    You know I love this photo of the digestif I had to abandon because some guy with a camera showed up! Jacques was SO annoyed! (But he's been testy ever since the dog debacle.) LOL, phx!

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  15. Oh, and Katie—congrats on GF! Did you have that drink yet?

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  16. Looks perfect for a chilled Cointreaux!

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  17. Lynn, I take it back, sorry - yours is in the portal!

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  18. It's exquisitely elegant. Beautifully portrayed for this theme day.

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  19. Great photo Eric.

    Lynn, I don't know how craving ice correlates to pregancy, but it is one of the symptoms of iron deficiency.

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  20. A very good bartender taught me how to serve a warm B&B one year. Of course, heat the snifter with boiling water. But, also, half fill a coffee cup with boiling water. Empty the snifter of the water, place it on top of the cup of hot water, and pour the lovely cognac/benedictine elixir into the snifter. The hot water warms the B&B. Use a pretty cup and it's an elegant presentation as well as a gift of life on a cold night.

    This all is, of course, the exact opposite of a digestif sur glace.

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  21. That's one way to put a drink to bed, Eric. ;-) Classy and clever presentation. As I've spent part of the day shoveling 1/2 foot of snow from my sidewalk and driveway, I think Jeff's B&B would do my system wonders about now. LOL Best of tomorrow to all.

    Katie...hurrah!

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  22. I had never seen one served this way. How clever!

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  23. Thanks for your wonderful site! I've browsed through many photo a day sites and yours is definitely one of the most enjoyable and appealing, Cheryl

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  24. Very classy presentation and photo.

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  25. That does look fun. But, could you imagine receiving a beer this way? I wonder why the presentation on ice instead of just serving it well chilled and/or in a chilled glass? Perhaps like champagne, this liquor really is best enjoyed "on ice."
    Happy travels to you, and hope you see our Aukland CDPB buddies Lachezar and Baruch! Also hope you'll post some photos of your adventures (or maybe they will if you see one of them).
    -Kim
    Seattle Daily Photo

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  26. Not only is the glass on ice interesting, but I love that banquette seating - so Paris!

    Trust you are having a total ball in NZ.

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  27. Thanks Shell for linking me! How kind. Yep I'm there hurrah!

    Harriet I KNEW it! That's so interesting. Yes I had iron tablets whilst in pregnancy, but the ice craving continued afterwards too, sometimes seriously! A couple of years after the bad craving, I had very bad anaemia and was quite ill. So yes this would add up completely. I knew there must be some reason. I still have to check on my iron stores and recently I've been wanting ice in my drinks again so maybe another blood test is due! lol. Thanks Harriet, do you know what links the ice to the iron deficiency? There's no iron in water!?

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  28. Such a pretty picture and presentation!

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  29. Eric:

    Aren't you the person who started the daily photos? This photo is the "dijestif" for my posting comments this afternoon. Off to buy groceries. They say we might get snow. If so, we'll be out taking pictures.

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  30. Very classy presentation for this theme day. And one more time, congratulations for the creator of this idea of the City Daily Photo community.

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  31. quite inviting for a nice dinner with a good friend. great theme day photo.

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  32. Cool photo. Every theme month makes me feel how quickly each month usually goes! I remember very well the last one about "paths" and the clever way you interpreted it!
    But I hope for you Eric that a whole vacation month won't spend as quick as usual though! No, only at work!!!;)

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  33. I can't wait to do this at home for friends!!! it's gorgeous and so frenchy!

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  34. How interesting. I didn't know they are served like this.

    I've just seen your photo on Edwins blog, glad you are enjoying your trip.

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  35. Nice photo, Eric!

    Lynn, the ice craving is so fun! I craved cheeseburgers and pizza so much that now when I am sick with the flu, that is what I want to eat..Yep, I'm weird. I know.

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