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Tickets and 41 Degrees closing? Barcelona must visit restaurants?

Your listing resembles a 'bucket' list, a hodgepodge of eating places. Most probably serve good food or serves a particular need. Maybe not Casa Danone since I have a prejudice against a restaurant owned by a yogurt company. It would be helpful if you can be more specific on the reasons those are on your list, types of food you are looking for, ambience, some idea of your budget and how long you will be in Barcelona, you'll get some excellent feedback.
As for 'must visit restaurants', there is no such thing in Barcelona unless one is hung up on eating at what is the remnants of El Bulli which would be Tickets. Otherwise, every restaurant/tapas/pintxos place can be replace by another.
Carme Ruscalleda is the chef and not the name of a restaurant. Her restaurant Sant Pau is about 70km north of Barcelona in San Pol de Mar. She also oversees Moments in Barcelona with her son as the chef.

1 day ago
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Acquarello Venice

I have never eaten at the restaurant at the San Clemente Palace. When we are in Venice, we would make use of their free shuttle to enjoy the hotel grounds and get away from the crowds in Venice. The hotel itself is a refurnished monastery and it has a cold institutional feel. Big, imposing with high ceiling and long corridors, it lacks warm of any kind. Whenever we there in April/May or October, it is mostly deserted. I think it caters mostly to business and wealthy tour groups. Unlike the much closer to Venice Cipriani, which is always busy because it has views of Venice. The San Clemente is very remote with very little connection to Venice and I can't imagine any refurbishing can make it less so. If I am staying there, I might consider eating there.

Jul 18, 2014
PBSF in Italy

1st Timers in Paris / 2 nights in St. Germain

I think the Arc de Triomphe is worth a visit. Besides it's sheer size, it's history, it is one of the iconic monument of Paris. The view from the top is terrific; one can see the east/west axis from La Grande Arche at La Defense down the Champ, Concorde,Tuilleries, Louvre, Bastille and beyond. Also, it has the amazing aerial view right down below with twelve boulevards radiating from the Arc/Place de L'Etoile transformed by Napolean and Haussmann .

Jul 18, 2014
PBSF in France

Honeymoon in Italy (Genoa, Cinque Terre, Bologna, Modena, Parma, Venice, Tuscany, and Florence)

If you are doing a day trip to Venice from Bologna, eat cicchetti near where you will sightsee rather than searching out a bacaro across the city. If your wife love shellfish and you don't mind an all seafood menu, go with Antiche Carampane. Al Covo has more polish service and more of a restaurant feel whereas Antiche is a trattoria. Al Covo has a larger dessert menu. The cost between the is negotiable. If your spelling of Bordero is correct, I have been or heard of the restaurant.

Jul 16, 2014
PBSF in Italy

Is a "restaurant crawl" practical anywhere in Paris?

We've ordered wines by the glass at Guy Savoy and never given a list. The sommelier asked if we want a red or white then check our food order and always bought an unopened bottle for our approval before pouring. I have never seen a list of wines by the glass at any of Paris Michelin 3 star restaurant nor have ever poured from an already opened bottle.

Jul 15, 2014
PBSF in France

Tourist Hate

I wouldn't call it 'hate'. Paris gets more posts and responses than any foreign city on this site. There are tons of information available and just about every topics have addressed on this forum, sometimes ad nauseam. What irritate some of the local posters are either a post too vague (ie, what is the best such and such without any qualification) or a topic has been discuss thousands of time and no one whats to repeat it again or someone who ask for but never bother to ever report back what they've experienced . It is against this laziness to search and to think that bothers many. This site is a 'forum' not a one to one personal discussion. Many expect responses specifically directed to them as if their posts are somehow uniqued.

Jul 15, 2014
PBSF in France
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Traditional foods for la fête nationale française?

The merquez at 4505 in the SF Mission is straightly the 'designer' style, the lamb is too mild and too lean.

Jul 14, 2014
PBSF in France

Italy

OH NO, not to the Italy board. I hope he is not coming to Venice; the city does not need another mega cruise ship docking on it's fragile soil.

Jul 14, 2014
PBSF in Italy

Recommendation for anniversary dinner in Paris

A 3-course dinner at Taillevent should fit your budget. I have never seen the 'pressed duck' on their menu. Not many restaurants serve that dish. One of the best version that I've had is at Michel Rostang. The dish is 'canette au sang', similar to the 'caneton Tour d'Argent'. It is served in two courses for two people. I have not been to Tour d'Argent in over 30 years. I believe they still present one with a postcard of the duck number served to you, probably in the millions by now. It makes a nice souvenir if that sort of thing is important to you. No such fanfare and no view at Michel Rostang but it is a wonderful restaurant. Champagne and wines by the glass are expensive in many of the restaurants mentioned, a glass runs anywhere between 15 to 25euros.

Jul 13, 2014
PBSF in France

Is a "restaurant crawl" practical anywhere in Paris?

There is nothing wrong with spending a boat load on a trip of eating and sight seeing; I want my money's worth. That is the mindset of many first time visitors to Paris. I remember that is how I planned my first trip more than thirty years ago though I didn't have a boat load of money. Maybe not to the extreme as some of the posters on this board with their minute by minute itinerary, using an Excel spreadsheet to plot their eating schedule, making multiple restaurant reservations for the same night, crossing Paris for the 'best' croissant and leaving nothing to chance. This is how many first visits are and there is nothing wrong with that. After your first visit, you might fall in love with Paris and this trip will not be the trip of the 'lifetime'.
Most of the responses you are getting on this board are from residents or those that made many returned visits because they have fallen in love with the city. They have a different mindset than you. They have seen all the big sights, visited the famous museums, the popular neighborhoods and eaten at the 'in restaurant of the moment'. We've spent couple months in Paris every year for more than twenty years, lucky enough to own an apartment there. We no longer visit the monuments (they run into us), only rush through the Marais or the 6e on route, visit the big museum only for special exhibitions. Most days, we just have leisurely breakfast in, take long strolls, shopping, cafes, cooking and eating in. We might eat out once a week and only somewhere we thought special or interesting. And we rarely buy cheeses from Dubois or Marie Cantin, buying from less expensive fromageries. I echo Mangeur's thoughts, it is the daily life that each of us have carved out that makes Paris so special. Like her, I love browsing the supermarkets (and Picard). Find something interesting every time.

Jul 08, 2014
PBSF in France

Best Restaurants in Paris

It's the answer to the BEST croissant in Paris riddle.

Jul 06, 2014
PBSF in France

Abbaye de Collonges or Auberge du Pont de Collonges

I am not Souphie but I'll chime in with my take on Auberge du Pont Collonges. I'll eaten there twice, the first time in 1982 and more recently in 2005. Is the food good, yes if one does not compare it to what the current trend is. Many would consider it 'outdated'. Is it a must for one of your two nights in Lyon? I think it depends on what Bocuse means to you. For me, he is an icon of French cooking, the last link to the Point era and pre-nouvelle cuisine. Very few, if any, run this type of restaurant or cook this type of food anymore. The menu has not change since the late 70's. He is big and generous and his restaurant reflects that. Everything is big, the parking lot, the rooms, the decor, the number of diners served (probably over 200 on a busy night), the tasting menus, portions; it is overly rich by today's style with lots of cream and butter. The atmosphere is boisterous and a bit over the top. Ingredients are good but not meticulously sourced nor it is always seasonal that is today's trend. If it was me, I would go before he pass away. The last chance to eat his truffled soup, chicken liver mousse, crayfish terrine, seabass in pastry crust with sauce choron, Bresse chicken en vessie, then after the cheese cart, three separate dessert carts.

Jul 06, 2014
PBSF in France

Abbaye de Collonges or Auberge du Pont de Collonges

I believe Abbaye de Collonges is only for private functions. I have never been fortunately enough to attend one.

Jul 05, 2014
PBSF in France

Using a Credit-card .. at Bistro/boulangerie or patisserie

Paris is as safe as any big city I've been. I feel safer walking and riding the public transport there than where I live in San Francisco. Enough have been written on how to get around the 3% foreign transaction fee. As for ATM scams and robbery, just be prudent as you would in Chicago. If you try to use your credit card to buy a croissant at a bakery, a drink at a cafe, at a crepe stand or hundreds of similar places, they'll look at you as if you are from any planet; that includes all the people waiting in line. Why visit a city that you are so paranoid about?

Jul 05, 2014
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Best bakery award!

Du Pain et des Idees is no secret. It is one of the most beautiful boulangerie in Paris; the interior meticulous preserved when Christophe Vasseur took over the place more than 10 years ago. It is decorated with beautiful old baking paraphernalia. The pistachio escargot with chocolate is really good if it is from a batch that is baked a deep brown. As for 'arguably best croissant' in Paris, there are so many. Convenient if one is north of the Pl. de la Republique or near the Canal St-Martin.
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Jul 05, 2014
PBSF in France

venice

If you are looking for an all seafood restaurant, I would go with Alle Testiere or Boccadoro. The ambience at both is different from Antiche Carampane. Alle Testiere might also be closed part of August.

Jul 03, 2014
PBSF in Italy

Food purveyors in Barcelona

One of the best food emporium in Barcelona is Colmado Quilez. Gispert has a small selection of excellent product (dried fruit, chocolate, turron, dried beans, etc) with beautiful packaging. For cured meat:products/cheeses:
La Botifarreria de Santa Maria
Charcutería Casa Pepe
Charcutería Semon
Charcutería Tivoli
Charcuteria Colmado Murria
Perla de Oro
There are many places that sell turrons. Since I am not a big fan, two place that I've bought to bring back to the States are La Casa del Torro and La Campana.
As stated on an earlier posts, the numerous markets all have a stalls that have very good cheeses and cured meat. Fromatgeria Le Seu has a small selection of Spanish cheeses but every item is chosen with care and in prime condition. One pays for that.

Jun 30, 2014
PBSF in Spain/Portugal

Mostly meat in Venice -trip report

Thank you for re-posting your eating experience in Venice. I did read your previous report but didn't have anything else to ad. Glad you and your husband ate well.

Jun 27, 2014
PBSF in Italy

20 districts appetite special

Henri Le Roux have at least two shops in Paris. In May, I stop by at the one in the 6e, then couple of days later, walked by another one on rue des Martyrs.

Jun 23, 2014
PBSF in France

Venice restaurant picks?

Sorry, definitely not; I've only been a casual visitor to Rome.

Jun 23, 2014
PBSF in Italy

Best Restaurants in Paris

If Lapeyrouse is the historic restaurant on the Quai des Grands Augustins with private chambers on the second floor, it is spelled Lapèrouse.

Jun 23, 2014
PBSF in France

What are your favorite local bakeries in France and why ?

Paris holds a yearly the 'best' croissant contest. Check out Paris By Mouth website for this years winners and also last years. It also has the 'best' baguette contest section on their website. Like any list, there will be a difference of opinions but it is a good start for your search.

Jun 22, 2014
PBSF in France

What are your favorite local bakeries in France and why ?

Pain Poilane is the big round sourdough loaf that Lionel Poilane is famous for. They also bake two or three other types, probably a rye, nut, dry fruit. No baguettes. Go to his flagship boulangerie on rue du Cherche-Midi to see what it is about. He was a legend but there has been a revolution in bread making the past twenty years or so in Paris. Now every quartier has excellent boulangeries (bakeries) which is different from a patisserie as pointed out by Parigi on an earlier reply.

Jun 22, 2014
PBSF in France

What are your favorite local bakeries in France and why ?

Thanks for clarifying my shorthand. As you pointed out, Otello and Montmorency are pastries at Sebastian Gaudard.

Jun 22, 2014
PBSF in France

What are your favorite local bakeries in France and why ?

Never been on his website. Just google 'Sebastian Gaudard' to check if he has one. The Otello is usually in his pastry case but the Montmorency is seasonal. Was there early May.

Jun 22, 2014
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What are your favorite local bakeries in France and why ?

If I live near rue des Martyrs, Landemaine would also be it; great breads though never had their croissants; love any of their fruit tarts, especially the tarte fine aux mirabelles. Just down the street is Sebastian Gauchard for his tarte au citron, Otello, Montmorency. He also has croissants, kugelhopf and all the viennoiseries but have never able to get there early in the mornings to eat them.

Jun 22, 2014
PBSF in France

What are your favorite local bakeries in France and why ?

If I live near rue des Martyrs, Landemaine would also be it; great breads though never had their croissants; love any of their fruit tarts, especially the tarte fine aux mirabelles. Just down the street is Sebastian Gaudard for his tarte au citron, Otello, Montmorency. He also has croissants, kugelhopf and all the viennoiseries but have never able to get there early in the mornings to eat them.

Jun 22, 2014
PBSF in France

Good chocolate shops open on Sunday?

Patrick Roger on Bd Saint Germain, Christian Constant, Henri Le Roux; the pastry shops of of Pierre Herme, Un Dimanche a Paris, and Laduree

Jun 22, 2014
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Markets of Paris - the book

Hopefully Marche d'Aligre being a little further from the center of Paris will be less likely to be overrun with tourists. The Marais is a magnet for tourists, making Marche Bastille a prime target. We use to have an apartment in the 3rd and shop at Popincourt twice a week, not a tourist in sight.

Jun 21, 2014
PBSF in France

Venice/ Florence/ Rome Trip report (very long)

Thank you for the wonderful and detail write up. Glad that you ate well in Venice. Gelateria Il Doge is a favorite. Besides the excellent gelati (especially their signature Crema del Doge, chocolate fondante and pistachio), it is own by two charming and friendliest guys. The benches in the Cp is perfect for gelato and watching the lively scene.

Jun 21, 2014
PBSF in Italy