Prayers and Pâté!
Or Church and Charcuterie as the case may be..... Not only do the French make the most incredible pâtés, they fête (celebrate) the very people that do so! This could also be titled "Only in France" but what a wonderful tradition my friend Alisa introduced me to that is celebrated throughout France for centuries in honor of the oft-neglected charcutier or sausage maker!
On Sunday, November 20th at 5:00pm (17h) St Éustache Church will host the Charcutiers Mass. The Souvenir de la Charcuterie Française (France Sausage-makers Guild) commemorates its members every year with a magnificent service at l’Eglise Saint-Eustache, the largest Gothic-style church in Paris. It is coincidentally (or maybe not) located next to Les Halles, at the foot of rue Montorgueuil, the heart of Paris’ food tradition.
The world famous Saint-Eustache Choir will perform Gounod’s Ave Maria and other religious musical masterpieces. The Mass will be followed by a reception; a buffet of traditional French charcuterie (cold cuts) prepared by the Charcuterie School apprentices accompanied by French wine.
A little prayer, a little pâté? Life is good! Some French wine? Even better!
For Reservations: (yes, you need reservations!)
Cost: 7 euros (best buy in town!)
Call: +33 (06) 80 52 44 26