The Marais (4th arrondissement of Paris) is a favorite among both tourists and locals for its narrow streets speckled with hip boutiques and impossibly small restaurants. We stopped at La Panfoulia following a beautiful Saturday during one of our "Paris weekends" during which we touched the four corners of the city. The plate includes two pieces of Bleu d'Auvergne (left and bottom right), Saint Nectaire (top left), Pont L'Évêque (top right), and Brie de Meaux (bottom middle). The cheeses were nothing extraordinary: the blue cheese was the best of an adequate bunch and they ran out of bread to boot. Nevertheless, the leather couch, a chilled petit chablis, and floor-to-ceiling windows thrown open to catch the mild summer sun made it a great place to spend a couple of lazy hours.
La Panfoulia, 7 Rue Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie, 75004 Paris, France