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Choucroute Garni and Coq au Vin in Paris?

i get my choucroute from Les Papilles Gourmandes on rue des Martyrs. Both its choucroute and its charcuteries are very good quality. -- Did the OP specify whether he is staying in a hotel or an apartment ?
As for Procope, I am ashamed to say I was there a few months ago. I was invited, but that's no excuse. I wish I had a mask on when I was leaving so that I would not be spotted by friends. I might have even had coq au vin there, but like everything else there, it was so intensely forgettable that I am no longer sure.
I do miss a good coq au vin, my first dish on French soil. The last one I had, an excellent one, was in a farm in Burgundy.

about 15 hours ago
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Best Chocolate in Paris?

Poor Denise (Acabo). I have passed by the shop not that long ago, maybe before xmas, and as Billy Wilder would have put it " 'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring... nothin'... no action... dullsville!"

about 21 hours ago
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Five Parisian questions

I get my squid fix from A.noste. Well, actually cipirones (baby squid).
By chocolate, do you mean hot chocolate or chocolate-chocolate?

2 days ago
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Alsace and Metz: Trip Report

Merci, Gman, you always deliver.

Jan 25, 2015
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Strasbourg - are these places any good?

"I have no idea why this ancient post is featured"
I know why
"but I will answer."
I thought the question was
"Does anyone have any thoughts/recommendations as to the following places?"

Jan 24, 2015
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Valentines in Paris, without breaking the bank

As long as you don't spell bouillabaisse as "bouillabaise", which, instead of Mediterranean fish soup, means boiled f*ck (and is how a huge number of people spell it on chowhound)…

Jan 23, 2015
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Valentines in Paris, without breaking the bank

I have 3 recommendations:
Porre 12 ! Porte 12 ! Porte 12 !
1. Lunch is not bank-breaking.
2. Cuisine is French inventive and really exciting.
3. Setting: intimate, quiet, chic but warm, like an orchid.
4. And lots of space among tables.

Jan 22, 2015
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Five Parisian questions

I haven't been in years either. The last time I went, it was, instead of good, an ok 'hood place, serving the kind of homecooking that is not disastrous but that many hounds can do just as well at home.

Jan 22, 2015
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Where to find the best in Luberon and St Remy de provence

I thought of Bartavelle right away, but my eyes glazed over with the word "best".

Jan 20, 2015
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Maison OLHABIDEA email

I have always only telephoned. The Fagoaga's speak excellent English, but your French is not shabby either.
Ask for the mansardé room.

Jan 20, 2015
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Five Parisian questions

Yes, Constot Vino is a nice wine bar with a great atmosphere, in one of the funky Passages Couverts. What not to like.

Jan 19, 2015
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Five Parisian questions

The Opéra area IS a chowhound dream now, what with a.noste and Le BAT, plus passage 53 and Saturne.
1. A.noste.
2. Breakfast takeout must exist but is very rare. The only polace I know that has just coffee takeout must be Starbucks but I'd rather die than go there. For breakfast, the French tend to sit down, or at least lean on a counter. A French breakfast is never elaborate, just coffee and croissant. Brunch is dumb food. Have a real Sunday lunch, which is so much more enjoyable. If you search under "Paris Sunday lunch", you will find a great deal of options.
3. See1. Le Rubis is also a nice simple lunch possibility, with honest dishes in a bustling wine bar.
4. Still good.
5. See 1. Le Mary Céleste too, but you must get out of your neighborhood.
Have a great time. Don't forget to report back.

Jan 18, 2015
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Paris - Crepes, Cakes and Macarons

Oooo, the ultimate.

Jan 17, 2015
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Paris - Crepes, Cakes and Macarons

Have a great time. Don't forget to report back.

Jan 17, 2015
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Paris - Crepes, Cakes and Macarons

Sebastien Gaudard just opened a branch near you, "Pâtisserie des Martyrs" at 1, rue des Pyramides. His pastries are much, much better than Ladurée. -- Not fair for Gaudard. A lot of pastry shops are better than Ladurée.

Macarons (you will find much more info if you spell it correctly) can be found in every shop. I am not a fan of the genre. Pierre Hermé makes it very well. So does A La Mère de Famille (I prefer the original shop on rue Faubourg Montmartre, right next to the lovely Passages Couverts).

Your area is highly touristy and is not a good place to find good food shops or markets. Try to get out of your area and go to markets like rue des martyrs or rue Montorgueil (two nearest you, relatively).

I am not a crêpe fan either. A.noste is not far from you and such a user-friendly place with such good food.

Jan 17, 2015
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Trip Report - Strasbourg during Christmas (with photos)

So happy to know. Was the airport-market-station transit smooth for you and your mother?

I just came home myself from the Marché St Quentin with a Challans chicken to roast façon Julot, paint-brushed with pissala achovy paste (the chicken, not Julot, is paint-brushed with pissala), dimsum from the Dimsum Lady, two kinds of lasagne from the Neapolitan-Sicilian dudes, some not-too-nasty cheeses from the Nasty Cheese Guy, and a couple of persimmons (outstanding this year)…

Jan 17, 2015
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Are these choices too similar in style?

Which reminds me: there were two soul food places, one actually quite good, both in the 9th, both gone. :(

Jan 16, 2015
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Are these choices too similar in style?

No, many have an inventive passionate cuisine. I am sure there have been a ton of recommendations on them too. John and I and a few others even said in so many words that this, among the Paris trends, is a welcomed trend. (Unlike the burger craze, for example.)

Jan 16, 2015
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In response to avoiding "Pesky Americans!" (Yankees)

"who travel and eat for fun."
The rest of us travel and eat mirthlessly. We should therefore report back, unlike enofile.

Jan 15, 2015
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In response to avoiding "Pesky Americans!" (Yankees)

"Have you ever reported back?"
Enofile did report back, once, a few weeks ago when I asked the same question as you. There was also a very long explanation, perhaps about how he did not know how or where to post a report, but I am not certain.

Jan 15, 2015
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Healthy edible souvenir?

Forget western prejudices. Embrace French prejudices. Chocolate, like foie gras, taste so good it has to be good for you. Go crazy.

Jan 14, 2015
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In response to avoiding "Pesky Americans!" (Yankees)

So thankful to your response. So well put, and not verbose at all.

Jan 14, 2015
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Healthy edible souvenir?

"edible, shareable, and healthy"
What's wrong with chocolate ?
A la mère de famille, my go-to chocolate maker.

Jan 14, 2015
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In response to avoiding "Pesky Americans!" (Yankees)

"The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see."

Jan 14, 2015
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I am in sympathy with my Parisian food lovers

Words of support like yours count so much.

Jan 14, 2015
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In response to avoiding "Pesky Americans!" (Yankees)

Brussels is just like Toronto, just as Paris is just like Afghanistan and Iraq. Says Fox News, and Fox News can't be wrong.
But let's not forget food:
http://parisbymouth.com/paris-to-fox-...

In response to avoiding "Pesky Americans!" (Yankees)

An those of us who don't look just like Irma La Douce.

Jan 14, 2015
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In response to avoiding "Pesky Americans!" (Yankees)

Do it. Language-learning is fun at any age. Language-learning is a game. Go crazy.

Jan 13, 2015
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In response to avoiding "Pesky Americans!" (Yankees)

"It's not about age, it's about mentality..."
Yup.
A hound very active on this board learned French after his retirement, and speaks it very well.
My husband's grandmother started Spanish lessons at the age of … 100. She's my model.
Meanwhile, the OP comes to this i.n.t.e.r.n.e.t. forum to complain in capital letters that the i.n.t.e.r.n.e.t. is evil.
Voilà a difference in mentality.

Jan 13, 2015
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Help pls w/this Sunday night, walkable to Denfert-Rochereau, don't want to make reservations,

If I had a list of conditions as long as yours, I would reserve a place. I would not want to go to a restaurant, tired, jetlagged, speaking my 17th language, and be told to go somewhere else.
I would reserve at Kigawa. Not sure if it or anything else is simple meat. Best of luck.

Jan 13, 2015
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