Ina Garten’s Adorable Paris Selfie Proves Why She’s Such a Fan-Favorite Chef

Ina Garten just took a dream trip to Paris. The 74-year-old brought her Instagram followers along with her, sharing photos and videos from the trip. From restaurant recommendations to selfies, Garten shared all, which is why fans love the Barefoot Contessa so much. 

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Ina Garten shares food recommendations from her Paris trip

No surprise, most of the content Garten shared from her Parisian trip was of the fabulous food. From pastries, to fresh produce, the Barefoot Contessa sampled it all, and let her Instagram followers know what they had to taste for themselves. 

She kicked off the social media posts with a photo of her husband Jeffrey sitting at a cafe table. 

“OMG back in Paris after 2 1/2 years in a rabbit hole!” Garten wrote. “Granted, it wasn’t a terrible rabbit hole but when you can’t safely leave home, anywhere starts to feel a little claustrophobic. It’s so good to be here and everyone is so happy! First stop, a glass of rosé and some chips at Café de Flores. For the next two weeks, I’ll take you to some of my favorite places. Stay tuned.” 

She quickly made good on that promise, posting pictures of her food and recommending restaurants. “Lunch of Champions??” Garten captioned a shot of one of her delicious meals. “Salad with warm goat cheese and frites.”

She also shared a picture of a famous French dessert: crème brûlée. Under a photo of the dessert, Garten wrote, “I love the charcuterie @maison_verot from the crème brûlée to house made pâtés, salamis, and … snails?? All delicious!”

Ina Garten’s photos of French streets and flowers

Food wasn’t the only thing the Barefoot Contessa shared with her social media followers. Garten also posted pictures of French streets and beautiful flowers that she saw while on her trip. 

“My favorite time — l’heure bleu (the blue hour) — on two of my favorite streets — le Cherche Midi and rue de l’Université,” Garten captioned a series of pictures of the street. 

She captioned another photo of beautiful purple flowers, “Week two — time for fresh flowers but there are so many choices @adriennemflowers !! But my philosophy here is the same as at home — simpler is better.”

Fan reactions to Ina Garten’s Paris trip

She finished her trip with a selfie captioned, “Au revoir Paris! It sure was fun!!” along with some French flag emojis. Fans left their thoughts on the virtual trip the chef took them on in the comments. 

“Thank you for the most fun culinary tour!” one follower wrote. “I loved every second and am selfishly sorry you have to leave. It’s too soon! Au revoir et revenez bientôt!”

Another person commented, “My idol! Thank you for sharing this exciting time with us. I truly can’t get enough of you!”

Garten has long been a fan of Paris. She and her husband Jeffrey Garten, who once served as Dean of the Yale School of Management, divide their time between their home there, and their residences in Manhattan and East Hampton

Fans love Garten’s content, from recipes to tips on home decor, and her recent trip to France gave her followers plenty of ideas for their own potential Parisian adventures. 

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