Following the Equator—and all of the other EF staff members and experienced group leaders—arrived safely in Paris today for this weekend’s EF Paris Orientation.
It was a pretty low-key day full of arrivals and naps, but we all gathered together for a long and wonderful dinner tonight in the 11th arrondissement.
Besides meeting and sharing time with amazing teachers, one of my favorite things at Paris Orientation is trying unique cuisine. Last year, I tried escargots for the first time.
The highlight for me tonight was trying Cuisse de Grenouille—better known as frog legs—as an appetizer.
My order was delayed, so experienced EF Group Leader Gail Ingram of Cheraw, South Carolina, graciously shared her Cuisse de Grenouille (pictured above) until another hot plate of frog legs arrived at the table.
They were pretty tasty, and most everyone who had them liked them. It was particularly funny, though, when one person picked up a pair of frog legs and hopped them across her plate. That prompted more than one kidding response of “Don’t play with your food.”
It’ll be an early morning as we greet all of the arriving new group leaders at the airport.
The big destination tomorrow: the Louvre.