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Wine shipping boxes for sale in Beaune?

Indeed. We have an embarrassing collection of these. Stuffed in our return laundry, they have never failed in bringing home wine, vinegars, mustard, confitures.

https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=...

about 5 hours ago
mangeur in France

Hidden Gems Or Cheap Eats In Paris?

Grillé. Grilled veal or lamb from Hugo Desnoyer served on a made-in-front-of-you flatbread with choice of several esoteric condiments (I chose green pea, mint and cumin). I would recommend arriving at opening to avoid wait. Our order took about 5 minutes and we easily got a table. I think the price is quite good for the size and quality. I'll happily return if in the area: corner of rue St. Anne and St. Augustin.

http://www.lefooding.com/en/restauran...
http://www.timeout.com/paris/en/food-...

about 17 hours ago
mangeur in France

Paris Dining Input

Le Galopin is not for everyone. Tiny, cramped, sometimes warm, rough tables, for some a dive. It's also my favorite restaurant in Paris, but I prefer diverse flavors with lots of green stuff and small amounts of protein.

1 day ago
mangeur in France

Paris from mid-September to mid-October!

And Brava to you, smilingal, for continuing to dig out the nuggets on excellent past threads such as this.

1 day ago
mangeur in France

What time does the music begin at Les Pipos?

Butting in here to suggest that music is as personal a taste as food. We have been treated and subjected to many genres, some delightful and some, as Pti suggests, regrettable. It's a great idea to describe the music when reporting. We've not a few meals compromised by free "concerts". (Is there a curmudgeon emoticon?)

Aug 29, 2015
mangeur in France

Aux Les Jardins des Thevenets, chambre/table d'hote near Vichy

South African Lynn and Parisian Olivier share their love of food and wine in their lovingly restored country house 10 minutes from Vichy. During our stay, we enjoyed several generations of guests from France, Austria and Britain. Lynn is the consummate hostess, mingling and encouraging conviviality among her guests...but also cooking up a storm at a multi-course dinner served outside on white tablecloths by candlelight.

Aug 29, 2015
mangeur in France
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Soft Fruit in Paris

IMHO, strawberries don't travel. Eat them hours out of the field, or not. Contrary to most advice, they should not be refrigerated. (Actually, nothing should.) But then I came from strawberry country.

Aug 29, 2015
mangeur in France

Western Loire Valley restaurant recommendations

Very far west is charming and excellent La Mare Aux Oixeaux, a "restaurant with rooms" in the marshes.

http://www.mareauxoiseaux.fr/

Aug 29, 2015
mangeur in France

SF restaurants for out of town guests

Can you give us any insight on your French guests? What they are used to at home? Where home is? Where would they love dining in Paris? or in their home town? How they perceive San Francisco?

Michelin SF Predictions 2016

The obvious enigma is why Manresa hasn't been granted its third star. First, Kinch is singular. But in any similar demographics in France, he would have had three stars in a heartbeat. Perhaps his modest, anti-celebrity deportment keeps him both centered and out of super-star contention.

Bucci's -- What a Gem [Emeryville]

They deserve to retire, but what a great run! I remember seeing the principle shopping at Berkeley Bowl for fresh produce in the morning. The generous service and servings. Just such a happy, comfortable and delicious place.

As RL writes, I hope someone as nice/genuine/wholesome picks it up and does nothing but carry on.

Another Ho hum food experience in Palo Alto

On a lazy, sunny day, head for the hills for a hamburger and beer at (Rosati's) Alpine Inn (Beer Garden). ;)

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant...

Soft Fruit in Paris

If it's any solace, we have found the same problem with most stone fruit in California this year. Cherries and apricots have been good, but excellent peaches and nectarines have been the exception rather than the norm.

Aug 27, 2015
mangeur in France
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Hidden Gems Or Cheap Eats In Paris?

I think this is what he's talking about. http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserRe...

Aug 27, 2015
mangeur in France

Paris Dining Input

"Always wanted to try an innovative tasting menu with an asian twist."

Excellent input! There are quite a few kitchens doing this at the moment. John is your guru for this style.

Aug 27, 2015
mangeur in France

Paris Dining Input

FWiW, we've stopped going to either Septime or Frenchie.

Aug 27, 2015
mangeur in France

recommendations for restaurants in Paris

Epicure is #2 on TripAdvisor's Best Paris Restaurants list. (Number 1 is Paris Picnic, a picnic catering company.)

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant...

Aug 27, 2015
mangeur in France
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Paris Dining Input

I'm also from SF. Try Le Galopin, or if you're willing to address small plates while standing at the bar, go next door to Cave a Michel, same chef. Definitely not what we can find at home.

Aug 26, 2015
mangeur in France

Hidden Gems Or Cheap Eats In Paris?

Aug 26, 2015
mangeur in France

Please recommend a hotel in Paris

I would doubt it very much, rather her cheerful best wishes for your search. MRS was very active last year as she refined the parameters of her upcoming visit. As I remember, there were several hundred responses in her conversation.

Aug 25, 2015
mangeur in France

Western Loire Valley restaurant recommendations

neuman, here is an article that lists several restaurants that serve fouée, a local specialty bread usually eaten with rillettes, another local specialty or, right, local cheese. These are on my "someday" list.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB1000142...

Montreuil-Bellay is 18km south of Saumur. We have stayed nearby several times but unfortunately before seeing this article.

Aug 25, 2015
mangeur in France

Hidden Gems Or Cheap Eats In Paris?

Thanks, John. BTW, it helps if you include the name of your finds in your Chow post. It saves us a click should we already be familiar with the place. Again, tho, thanks.

Aug 25, 2015
mangeur in France

Recommendation for a favorite bistro in Marais

It's a lot farther than I walk for dinner...but I'm ages older than you. Enjoy! :)

Aug 24, 2015
mangeur in France

Recommendation for a favorite bistro in Marais

Probably because it's outside your perimeters. If it meets your demands, why not? But you are now opening the floodgates in terms of location.

Aug 24, 2015
mangeur in France

Paris - Most Enjoyable Places to Eat at the Bar

And no one has suggested Le BAT where you can actually sit?

Aug 24, 2015
mangeur in France

Paris - Most Enjoyable Places to Eat at the Bar

If you modify your request to "standing at the bar", you should consider the super small plates at Cave à Michel on the top of Place Sainte Marthe. http://www.timeout.com/paris/en/bars-...

Aug 24, 2015
mangeur in France

Please recommend a hotel in Paris

Once again, I would recommend that you look to Trip Advisor for hotel reviews, its forte. You will find hundreds of reviews for hotels that qualify location, decor, service, price, value for lodging at every price point.

CHOWhound is THE BEST place to get serious advice on food in France, from cheap to 3-star. It also can direct you to some fabulous insolite lodging in the country. But TA has the crowd/numbers/mass to evaluate Paris hotels.

Aug 24, 2015
mangeur in France

Western Loire Valley restaurant recommendations

Simple room, outstanding food. Une Ile in Angers. Very near the train station.

http://www.une-ile.fr/

Aug 24, 2015
mangeur in France

(Paris) Gare St Lazare - anywhere to eat there?

Pti, how impractical is it go by foot from Gare St. Lazare to Gare au Gorille? Would I be risking my life asking a cabbie to take me there from the GSL?

Aug 24, 2015
mangeur in France

Recommendation for a favorite bistro in Marais

I second Metropolitan. Good food, cosy room and a less tourist-infested mini-neighborhood. Or maybe just a different kind of tourist.

Aug 24, 2015
mangeur in France