March 2023 - Paris Panorama
Welcome to the March 2023 edition of our newsletter Paris Panorama!
Each month we feature an inspiring haiku poem by Anna Eklund-Cheong. You will also find a photograph of Paris by Tom Reeves, our restaurant of the month with a link to the review, and an angel of the month by Rosemary Flannery.
Haiku of the Month
Haiku by Anna Eklund-Cheong
Photo of the Month
Sunset over the Seine (View from Pont Neuf)
Photograph by Tom Reeves
Tom Reeves contributes photographs of Paris to the Paris Insights Facebook page.
Our Restaurant of the Month
Our restaurant of the month is selected from the restaurants at which we dined during the prior month. We invite our readers to read our reviews at the following link: https://www.parisinsights.com/restaurants.php (sign in to gain access to the reviews).
Bistrot du Sommelier
Photograph by Entrée to Black Paris
Bistrot du Sommelier offers a delightful wine-paring experience with its food.
Angel of the Month
The Chocolate Family’s Angel
Photograph by Rosemary Flannery
Author of Angels of Paris - An Architectural Tour through the History of Paris
For this month's angel, Rosemary writes:
On the edge of the elegant Parc Monceau, a cheerful angel carved in stone frolics above a sumptuous mansion, once home to Emile-Justin Menier, head of France’s premiere dynasty of purveyors of chocolate. The Menier Company, founded by his father, the pharmaceutical manufacturer Antoine Brutus in 1816, initially produced chocolate for use as a medicinal powder and for coating bitter-tasting pills. Later, Emile-Justin chose to concentrate solely on the manufacturing of chocolate products, buying cocoa plantations in Nicaragua and sugar beet fields in France, and building up an immense trade. Innovative advertising campaigns featuring children created strong brand recognition. Menier became the leading chocolate maker in the world. a place it would hold until after the Second World War, when the onslaught of fierce competition led to a loss in market share.
The angel with his mischievous smile remains at his post, draping a garland of flowers and blossoms around an elegant oval inscribed with the family monogram.
5, avenue Van Dyck
To learn about other angels, follow this link: Angels of Paris – An Architectural Tour Through the History of Paris.
Rosemary Flannery is an experienced artist currently creating portrait drawings from photos. Click here to learn more: www.portraitsbyrosemary.com