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Title: One Exquisite Night in Paris
Author: Andre Phillip-Hautecoeur
Publisher: Hautecoeur Press
Pages: 198
Language: English
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Format: Paperback & eBook
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What’s the most amazing thing you’ve ever done?
Take a moment, close both eyes, summon your most exaggerated fantasy, and multiply by 1000.
Feel the extraordinary moment for a minute…then multiply it all by 1000 again.
That’s this story. It’s your story too.
If you were ever a little girl, or even a little boy with a romantic soul, you would have known very early on, that someday love would require you to do wonderfully ridiculous things.
And so, I’m going to explain to you, why the most intriguing thing you will ever want to do, is get on a plane and fly to an exotic dinner, at some elegant trois-étoiles across the ocean in Paris.
Culinary Magic
Everyone should enjoy a luxuriously perfect dinner, at least once in life…at least once.
I close my eyes and fantasize the opening scenes of a luxuriously romantic 3-Star dinner.
We’re seated contentedly, off center of the most sublimely ostentatious dining space, at an elaborately appointed table laid with a sophisticated parade of pure crystal glasses, silver cutlery, and obnoxiously expensive custom designer china. The air oscillates with a quivering, accelerating crescendo of silver cutlery tapping delicately against fragile crystal glasses half filled with expensive effervescent champagne, as elegantly attired women and dashingly suited men make private toasts to love and a brilliant future. The vibrant harmony resonates musically, echoing throughout the cavernous dining room. The syncopated melodic china trills at a high-pitched octave, muffling the indecipherable chatter of hushed multilingual conversations, with everyone celebrating something.
The vision levitates farther, coming into focusing on a small corner table to the left; a tuxedoed, white-gloved waiter pours some exotic liquor onto a dish and sets it all to flame with subdued panache and adroit showmanship. At the window table, a stylishly dressed woman draped in understated hues of eggshell-and-cream, reaching to take her supplicating lover’s hand, disturbs the arrangement of salad on a dish about to be set down. The waiter graces a sharp U-turn and vanishes to the pantry for emergency restaging as the master of service glides in to assure that she’s not at all at fault. Swiftly before he can top off her champagne, the waiter magically reappears. Presentation is everything.
You can wake up now. I assure you, many Michelin 3-Star restaurants are exactly like this, comfortably large tables spread lavishly apart such that conversations continue without being
overheard, unless of course there’s a party of ten celebrating who knows what. Seemly accommodating arm chairs suggest you’re truly a guest for the entire evening, and the miniature, low, hand-upholstered benches next to a lady’s seat offer a perch for her near-empty purse. A ladies purse should never be on the table or the floor.
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We all secretly crave the luxury of a perfect meal, at least once in our lives, regardless of cost.
The palate is the pathway to the soul; so we lust to have them both caressed seductively and skillfully in ways we’ll pleasurably remember forever. Deeply and profoundly we dream to be
seduced by stars…three stars.
The chef is the seducer of the palate. Michelin is the keeper of the stars.

 

Andre Phillip-Hautecoeur defines himself as, “…not a writer really.” He simply had an urge to write something about Paris.
It’s the city exactly at the intersection of romance, history, fantasy and enchantment; everyone faces Paris in some form of a dream. He came to know and love Paris hanging onto the hem of his wife’s skirt. She’s Parisian, she’s everything French without constraint; she makes understanding all of Parisness a pleasure. An understanding which made him want to write.
Together they make home between New York and Paris. Shuttling back and forth continues to be the ultimate dream.
His latest book is the contemporary romance, One Exquisite Paris Night.