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Anniversary dinner in or near Avignon

No, I have not, which is why I said I would go anywhere recommended by LulusMom.

about 13 hours ago
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Anniversary dinner in or near Avignon

LulusMom has demonstrated great standard. I'll go anywhere she recommends.

about 14 hours ago
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Paris - further questions

"most overrated tourist attraction in Paris"
after the Champs and others.
Tourist attractions are overrated by definition. It's like saying buy-low-sell-high.

Sep 19, 2014
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Paris from mid-September to mid-October!

You're all wrong. He's not crazy. It's the honey that's crazy. Mais voyons. Ditto Weird Vegetable Lady.

Sep 19, 2014
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Paris from mid-September to mid-October!

That is the market of the Weird Vegetable Lady and the Ultimate Cheese Guy.
http://www.paris-update.com/fr/index....

Sep 19, 2014
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Paris from mid-September to mid-October!

"Buvette on rue H. Monnier. "
You're next door to me !
Which Chaméléon are you going to ? The one the 10th ?

Sep 19, 2014
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Paris from mid-September to mid-October!

St Eustache, very nice market, quite similar to Baudoyer. It really closes around 8pm. Those hours they publish are insane.

Sep 18, 2014
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Paris from mid-September to mid-October!

Excellent market, Baudoyer.
If ever you are in the beautiful northern Lot area (sort of the best of the Lot and Dordogne), don't miss the Ferme-Auberge le Moulin a Huile de Noix outside the lovely village of Martel. You smell the heady roasted nut smell already in the parking lot. An the farm serves simple meals of very fresh ingredients from the farm.

Sep 18, 2014
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Paris - further questions

How o how did we fall so low here ?

Sep 18, 2014
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Paris from mid-September to mid-October!

Philistine !

Sep 18, 2014
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Paris from mid-September to mid-October!

No longer uniformly awful, I beg to differ.
I don't know why Americans would do so, but locals do go to a handful of good Mexican places like El Nopal and Candelaria.
In fact we quite like to get takeout from El Nopal then picnic by the Canal st Martin.

Sep 18, 2014
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Paris - further questions

If it is about great food, the choice has to be Spring.
If it is about convenience, why limit yourselves to those two ?

Sep 18, 2014
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Paris - further questions

As John said, Spring is special. The other 2 are "just" good.

Sep 18, 2014
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Our 1st time in Paris!! Want to do it right!!

I am not completely devoid of curiosity. In order for me to be sufficiently curious about other dinerse that I would take my attention away from my dining companions, the others have to be (1) mega celebrities (Claire Chazal at the said Guy Savoy did not do it, Roman Polanski did), or (2) very weird, or (3) very loud. And I confess I do not have dogood's excellent talent of distinguishing nationalities, even though I work with many international organizations. Shame on me.

Sep 18, 2014
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Top ten romantic foodie restaurants in Paris

and any place where you and your inamorata has to scream, and you still don't hear, only to have the next table scream in unison: "SHE SAYS SHE LOVES YOU !!!"

Sep 17, 2014
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Our 1st time in Paris!! Want to do it right!!

What an incredible talent of nationality identification. I never even notice nationalities, much less distinguishing them, much less distinguishing them while I am busy enjoying a Savoyesque orgy.

Sep 17, 2014
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Top ten romantic foodie restaurants in Paris

1. I agree with June. Romantic is a subjective concept. Some think Le Cinq, with great services and tons of flowers, is romantic. Others like a more intime setting. Stil others think checkered tablecloth is romantic, while some may find it franchouillard corny. Once I advised a hound seeking a romantic eatery not to go to La Petite Cave of Saignon, because the place is small and everyone can hear what everyone else is saying. He went and said he disagreed with me because the food was so good and he and his fiancée were in France so that was romantic. (Go figure why he had asked his question in the first place.)

2. In Paris, (my idea of) romantic and foody seldom go together. For example, of Parn's list, I would think one eats well at Roseval, while Pétrelle is truly foody (yuck, I hate the word; may I say gastronimic or epicurean, please?). The other spots serve ok food in lovely setting.
Pétrelle has wonderful food and lovely setting, but once I went there on very a warm day and just had to leave. The heavily curtained place lets in no oxygen and I started reacting badly to the beautiful big tabby.
Except for Le Grand Véfour, I can't find another romantic AND epicurean spot. But it's heavy romantic, such as for a proposal. Not everyday hand-holding.

Far from Paris, in the Basque country 15 minutes from the Spanish border is one of the most romantic epicurean restaurants in France, Olhabidea. Every time I go there I just melt. The place looks as though it had been decorated by a temptress of a young aunt, French, - she has to be French, where every piece of furniture, every painting, every detail of the curtains spells seduction. And the food…, it's just porn, especially the palombe, which will be in season in about 10 days.

Sep 17, 2014
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Advice on Food Eats in Paris: Montparnasse, Montmartre, Etc.

Excuse me, what are "food eats" ?

Sep 16, 2014
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Paris by district (review)

Very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very detailed. Thank you.

Sep 16, 2014
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Eating in Paris during an in-between hour and questions about Le Comptoir du Relais, A Noste, etc.


I don't know where all this safety stuff is coming from.”
Agree. Might as well worry whether Paris has electricity.

Sep 15, 2014
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Paris from mid-September to mid-October!

Whoa, don't dis my alma mater.

Sep 14, 2014
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Our 1st time in Paris!! Want to do it right!!

"Side note- I have never owned ,nor sported ,a fanny pack. I would never, ever!! "
I love you already.
Others must have recommended gobs of good places. Allow me to recommend some in-season dishes: game; grapes, especially muscat grapes, especially muscat de Hambourg; mushrooms, all types, especially Trompette de la mort.

Sep 14, 2014
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Franck Enée or Chez L'Ami Jean for dinner?

Sorriest, no can do.
Pigging out so major in Basque country that I never ever want to eat again.
(Btw, staying in your old room at Olhabidea, cher DCM, digging your residual vibes…)

Sep 14, 2014
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Chicken soup for the jet-lagged soul?

Wonton soup at Mirama, opened all afternoon, 17 rue Saint Jacques. Afterwards, you are up to speed to tour the Notre Dame about a minute's walk from you.

Sep 05, 2014
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... eating alone in paris

The counter at Le BAT is perfect, and so is the food, which is cooked in front of you. It's perfmance-art dinner.

Sep 05, 2014
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Do locals also like the La Regalade St. Honore in 1e or is a place only tourists love?

This local agrees with Souphie and Pti. Régalade SH should not be in any "list".

Sep 05, 2014
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Normandy advice

Very near Fougères we like the Ferme Auberge de Mésauboin in Billé.
A ferme-auberge is a farm that several times a week serves meals using ingredients from the farm only. To my horror, a fellow hound once complained that a certain ferme-auberge, one I especially, had a limited menu. Of course it has a limited menu, it's a farm for heaven's sake. These places are real farms, not disneyland farms. You only get whatever meat and veg that the farm produces, cooked in simple ways. There's no freshness like it. Granted it's not for everyone.
Must reserve. These places are a locals' fave.
http://mesauboin.fr/

Sep 04, 2014
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The dreaded group dinner question (Paris)

Plus backroom of Jeanne B rue Lepic
Plus upstairs of Bouclier de Bacchus

Sep 04, 2014
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A Europe Virgin needing help

O no !
It was my go-to lazy Sunday lunch spot when Candelaria suddenly decided to open an hour or two late, which happened more than once.

Sep 04, 2014
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Normandy advice

Cancale and Roellinger are enchanting but are not on the route between Mont St Michel and Paris. In fact it takes one further away from the route.

Sep 04, 2014
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