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Best Salads in Paris?

I know full well what you mean, PhilD. After all I was the one who posted the "Guardian UK's List of Must-Haves" post...with the implication that such a list is pretty impossible. Perhaps I should've just titled my post as, "Paris Salad Recommendations." : )

But Delucacheesemonger gave me just the sort of answer I was looking for...i.e., a specific salad that a particular chow hound loves, with his/her particular reason(s). Just reading it made my mouth-water.. I make very mediocre salads myself.

Sep 18, 2009
mtjandra38 in France

Best Salads in Paris?

Hi hounds,

My husband and I are looking to stagger our heavier restaurant visits with some salad lunches... When done well, I really enjoy a Nicoise, or a salad with duck gesiers. I've had some of the best salads of my life in France, so I'm always looking for ones with interesting ingredients. (The gesiers were pretty new to me, and I ended up loving them!)

Any suggestions of what to order where? I've heard lots about the Rose Bakeries, so I'll stop by...but I'm looking for other cafes/brasseries/restaurant suggestions.

Sep 18, 2009
mtjandra38 in France

Thoughts on Restaurant Helene Darroze?

La Table's on my list for another trip!

Sep 17, 2009
mtjandra38 in France

Restaurants in downtown Versailles?

Thanks for the definition... I would've looked it up myself, but for some reason... Well. :P

Sep 17, 2009
mtjandra38 in France

Guardian UK's List of must-eats...

Hey fellow Parisian hounds!

No real purpose to this post, except that this list might be of interest:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyl...

L'ami Louis, Pierre Herme, Laduree all turn up..

Sep 16, 2009
mtjandra38 in France

Thoughts on Restaurant Helene Darroze?

From the way you describe it, I really like how intimate and down-to-earth Le Petrelle sounds... the family pets give it an extra touch! Thanks to everyone for helping me solve our problem! It may take awhile, but I promise to post my experiences after my trip! Thanks again...

Sep 16, 2009
mtjandra38 in France

Thoughts on Restaurant Helene Darroze?

What sort of food does the La Table d'Eugene serve? It seems Le Petrelle is close by as well... Would you recommend La Table d'Eugene or Le Petrelle? I've not been to either.

Sep 16, 2009
mtjandra38 in France

Restaurants in downtown Versailles?

Sorry, John...by "Hobson's choice" you mean?

Sep 16, 2009
mtjandra38 in France

Restaurants in downtown Versailles?

Great, we'll probably head to Ramsay's and maybe skim the downtown area on the way home... Thanks to both of you for your input!

Sep 15, 2009
mtjandra38 in France

Restaurants in downtown Versailles?

Thanks Souphie! I'm always looking out for your responses--you're really a wealth of info!

Would you recommend that we eat at Ramsay's, and skip the trip into downtown?

Sep 14, 2009
mtjandra38 in France

Restaurants in downtown Versailles?

Hello again hounds!

My husband and I are going to Versailles for the day, and we were hoping to break our palace visit by walking to the downtown area, having a relaxing lunch, and then returning to the palace afterward to walk the gardens.

Most everyone's been recommending Gordon Ramsay's La Veranda. Is it in the palace, or is it in downtown Versailles? If it isn't in the town of Versailles, does anyone have recommendations for restaurants that are?

Thanks very much in advance!

Sep 14, 2009
mtjandra38 in France

Thoughts on Restaurant Helene Darroze?

Thanks very much! I'm scratching it off my list!

How about suggestions for dining in Montmarte?

Sep 14, 2009
mtjandra38 in France

Thoughts on Restaurant Helene Darroze?

Hi,

I'm traveling to Paris with my husband in the next couple weeks (i.e., mid Sept/early Oct), and we've already come up with a few restaurants that we're planning to make reservations for:

- Le Cinq
- Les Fines Gueules
- Aux Lyonais
- Les Papilles
- Josephine "Chez Dumonet"
- L'Atelier de Joel Rubochon
- Le Dome
- Au Petit Margueray
- Cristal Room Baccarat

I came up with this list after weeks of random research, so I forget exactly why each place made the cut... A number of these restaurants have been blogged about extensively in this board, but if any new (and/or old) bloggers have any additional comments on the restaurants listed, we'd love to hear from you--esp. if your last visit was within the recent months! (This board has been SUPER helpful, btw; I'm adding Guy Savoy to this list, after reading so many positive reviews here!)

Also, I recently heard about Restaurant Helene Darroze from Gwyeneth Paltrow's blog, GOOP. Any thoughts on this restaurant? I like the place already in theory, given how Helene's a female chef running a 2-star restaurant, but I haven't read much else about her...such as what to order, whether she's worth the trip, if prices are reasonable, etc.

Finally, can anyone recommend a restaurant in or near Montmartre for dinner? We plan to end one of our sightseeing days near the Basilica Sacre-Coeur, and haven't yet come up with any dining options. We don't mind taking a subway there, so long as it isn't too far...

Though we've mixed in a few suit-worthy experiences, my husband and I are pretty laid back and, for the most part, are looking for a 'local' experience...and we hope to taste the one or two key dishes for which a particular place is renowned.

Any tips or advice would be most welcome. Thanks very much! -- Marce

Sep 13, 2009
mtjandra38 in France