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A 3rd Paris Itinerary Post For Solo Dining

My preference would be downstairs.

about 11 hours ago
Parigi in France

A 3rd Paris Itinerary Post For Solo Dining

and A.noste. (Sunday)

" 'leaning on two eunuchs. -- Hey, I actually do.'
Oh oh!"

It's ok. They don't eat.

about 14 hours ago
Parigi in France

A 100% Organic Michelin Star Restaurant in Monaco

Naw.

about 14 hours ago
Parigi in France
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A 3rd Paris Itinerary Post For Solo Dining

Avec plaisir.
I can be reached through John.
"Dowager" ? Sounds as though I should be walking with a cane or leaning on two eunuchs. -- Hey, I actually do.

about 15 hours ago
Parigi in France

My Paris plan and market help needed

Bummer ! Thank you for reporting back. It was brave of your husband to want to maintain the trip. Your market loot also sounds quite tasty.

about 20 hours ago
Parigi in France

A 3rd Paris Itinerary Post For Solo Dining

Since you have 8 days, I will pick my 8 faves from your well-researched resto list:

Clamato
David Toutain
Zebulon*
Pirouette*
AG*
Pierre Sang Boyer
Septime*
Chez L’ami Jean*
Dans les Landes (The Dans les Landes crew has moved to A.Noste. You want to go to A.Noste and not the resto of the same name in the old address. It is open Sunday.

I am not a big breakfast person nor do I have an outstanding sweet tooth, mais voilà:

For Breakfast Or Snacks:

Pierre Herme

yes

Le Boulanger de Monge for millefeuille, tart aux pommes

Dunno

Jacques Genin

Oh yes

Christian Constant - ice cream

Great

Gérard Mulot, – Caramel poire

Yes for pastries in general. I don't konw the caramel poire.

Blé Sucré, - Fleur de Figues, Kougn Amman, Croissant

Dunno

Des Gâteaux et du Pain - Pomme Tatin au Sirop d’Erable

Dunno

Carl Marletti

Yes

Boulangerie Bechu - pain au chocolat
Boulangerie Julien

Dunno

Carette and Laduree - macarons

It's a tourist place now. For macaron, go to Mulot.

Epices Roellinger

The herbs are very interesting but the shop does not have breakfast or pastries.

Franck Kestener and PatriMck Roger - chocolate

My fave chocolate is from A La Mère de Famille.

Stohrer, Eric Kayser

Kayser has several branches. Some are better than others.

Le Bac à Glaces - ice cream

Yes

Berthillon –ice cream

Constant and A La Mère de Famille are much better.

Angelina - Hot Chocolate, Mont Blanc

Tourist place.

Have a great time.

about 21 hours ago
Parigi in France

Fewer "I am coming to Paris" posts recently

There are those who understand a forum is where one goes to share information, accent on the share. There are those who come to a forum for therapy. And there are many who come here to find volunteer concierge service.
Just now, reading posts that ask for Sunday recommendations, I searched "Sunday" and "Paris", and found many past threads. I only read the 2014-15 threads. I came across many detailed replies from the regulars, and did not see a single report back. Not one. Some OPs did say they would report back, and that was last year. But that's already relatively polite. One OP asked his/her questions, got many replies and disappeared. Did the OP hate all the answers ?
This is an example only on the "Sunday+Paris" question, one of countless recurrent questions from non-researching visitors that poison this board.
Is the regulars' fatigue so hard to understand?

about 21 hours ago
Parigi in France
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Fewer "I am coming to Paris" posts recently

"My new theory is that the un-researched "what's best" posters are all devotees of Fox News and thus this subset has been put off.....!"

Hallelujah. Win-win.

1 day ago
Parigi in France
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A 100% Organic Michelin Star Restaurant in Monaco

Those veg are from the are from the Chernobyl organic potager.

1 day ago
Parigi in France
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A 100% Organic Michelin Star Restaurant in Monaco

You do ? I want to boycott restaurants that use these tactics to spam us.

Brittany lodging and restaurant reccs for 5-6 day driving itinerary in late Oct

"I'm surprised to read about B&Bs requiring an advance deposit. We use B&Bs during most of our France travels (maybe a hundred places by now) and only once have we been we asked for an advance deposit "
My experience is the opposite. Most B&B's ask for an advance. Only a minority do not do so. B&B's to which we return also do not require an advance in general.

2 days ago
Parigi in France

Les Comptoirs du Medoc in the 9th: Best meal of 2015 (so far, but the year is young).

Oh ! I'll go by and see. Meanwhile, Denise Acabo's place is closed, boarded up, no action. :(

2 days ago
Parigi in France

Brittany lodging and restaurant reccs for 5-6 day driving itinerary in late Oct

"St. Malo/Dinan area:
St. Malo/Dinan - need a recc for a good aigneau sale dinner (will be there on a Sunday)"

Do you mean pré-salé?

"Dinan - need a breakfast recc"

Breakfast is very minor in France. It is just coffee and croissant or tartine (baguette with butter). Why would you need a recommendation?

We have a lot of lodging info, but the mods tend to delete non-food-related posts. You know this is a site about food, right?

Have you looked up the tons of threads on Normandy and Brittany and found nothing? That is strange. Could you tell us what did not work ?

For example, did you find nothing useful in this great thread regarding eating and lodging outside Paris ?
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/759348

Mar 02, 2015
Parigi in France

Les Comptoirs du Medoc in the 9th: Best meal of 2015 (so far, but the year is young).

It's Monday, hello ?

Mar 02, 2015
Parigi in France

Les Comptoirs du Medoc in the 9th: Best meal of 2015 (so far, but the year is young).

The drab Rue Chabrol has kick-ass food fengshui. The street is quite short, but now has Le Mordant plus Deluccacheesemonger's fave oyster joint Pleine-Mer, plus a suspiciously small and crowded Chinese restaurant specializing in the Mongolian pot, plus Porte 12 on a side street, plus Le Richer and Chez Michel/Chez Casimir just as nearby, plus the excellent marché Saint Quentin. A suivre…

Mar 02, 2015
Parigi in France

Where does the bread end up...

Back when I first moved to Paris, one Sunday evening, two persons jumped out from behind a tree and stopped me. One asked, nearly accusingly : "where did you get that baguette ?" For a second I thought I was going to be robbed. That day I learned how upset the French could become when out of bread.

Mar 02, 2015
Parigi in France
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One Dinner in Paris

If I have only one night in Paris, L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon would not be in my shortlist or long list.
The other 3 are fine. I gather from your list that you are focused on modern cuisine.
And you used the first person singular. Are you solo ? You may be interested in having a counter seat in front of the kitchen. I love those seats. A hound aptly called it "a dinner & a show". Saturne (my go-to alternative to Frenchie) and Le BAT , both modern cuisine, have such seats.

Mar 02, 2015
Parigi in France

Ask and you shall receive - I am coming to Paris!! :)

"Skip TP and Papilles."
That's really what I meant to say but didn't say. :)

Mar 01, 2015
Parigi in France

Where does the bread end up...

" I always like to enjoy that with the last swallow of wine or even coffee (I don't eat dessert)"

No waiter in France could have guessed this personal habit of yours. A good waiter always cleans the table of bread after the main dish or cheese.
Just tell the waiter you wanted to keep your piece of bread next time.

Mar 01, 2015
Parigi in France

Ask and you shall receive - I am coming to Paris!! :)

"Terroir Parisien"
"Les Papilles"

OK. If I work nearby or am stuck in the rain, these are good options. I would not cross town or ocean for them.
Your other picks like AG and Tempero are better.

"le Bistrol du Perigod"

"Claude"
"Le Porte Port"
"Clover"

I have not been to these restaurants. Am sure others have and will chime in. I can't even find Porte Port or Claude. You must do some great hounding.

"Semilla"

Good.

In general, except for AG, your list is not an adventurous eater's list. If you are adventurous epicureans, you may want to try these restaurants that get their share of reviews here:
Le BAT
Zébulon or Pirouette
A.Noste.

The first two are inventive but still user-friendly and not weird or toothpasty-foamy.
A.Noste is not exactly inventive but has dishes that are very specific of a region and not so well known elsewhere, like fried baby squid (cipirones) and duck heart (coeur de canard), just to name 2 of my fave dishes there, that may be walk-on-the-wild-side for some. They may sound werid but taste-wise there's nothing weird about them. They are simply wonderful.

Have a great time and don't forget to report back.

Mar 01, 2015
Parigi in France
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The secret - and the best thing - at Le BAT

Very enjoyable read.

Mar 01, 2015
Parigi in France
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Where does the bread end up...

The lady was lucky to have gotten the bread on the table.

Feb 28, 2015
Parigi in France
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Fewer "I am coming to Paris" posts recently

Let this article reassure you.
http://parisbymouth.com/paris-to-fox-...

Feb 28, 2015
Parigi in France

The secret - and the best thing - at Le BAT

Thanks for your mini-follow-up. I was wondering if you had the pintade. :)
Don't fixate on it. It is not a fixture. Nothing is a fixture there. The menu changes all the time, reflecting the season and the chef's creative mood. Looking forward to your real follow-up.

Feb 28, 2015
Parigi in France

Monday night in March - Restaurant AG or Pirouette?

Similar.

Feb 28, 2015
Parigi in France

Where does the bread end up...

"if I don't literally keep a grip on my piece of bread, the waiter whisks it away. Why does this happen and where does the bread end up?"
Many reasons.
1. A waiter - and a good hostess too - must sweep off the table after the main course, and again after the cheese course if there is one. It does not have to be clean clean, but when dessert is presented, there should be no salt or pepper or savory sauces or bread etc. left on the table.
2. If you tell the waiter you are not finished with the bread, he lets you keep it.
3. In the few times that I noticed, the cut-up baguette ends up in a bin. After which, as a diner, I don't keep track of the restaurant's trash.

Feb 28, 2015
Parigi in France

Fewer "I am coming to Paris" posts recently

"highly-rated cheap eats. Probably true, and really sad, if so."
When one reads the tripadvisor ratings, it is apparent that hordes of people go to those places and are ecstatic about them. I think it's win-win. They have their happy experience and we have ours.

Feb 28, 2015
Parigi in France

The secret - and the best thing - at Le BAT

There's been this subliminal suggestion for a Canette Laqué …

Feb 28, 2015
Parigi in France

Fewer "I am coming to Paris" posts recently

They do a who ?

a very specific Paris food search

"Not-readily available means the fantastic micro-regional breeds like géline de Touraine, Barbezieux, La Flèche, Houdan, coucou de Rennes, etc."
Géline de Touraine and Coucou de Rennes are my two faves. (And Barbezieux, but that truly is not readily available.) I like them much more than Bresse. Our Marché St Quentin guy, Marcel, regularly has all 3 (Bresse, Géline, Coucou). -- Not every day, but often.

Feb 26, 2015
Parigi in France
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