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[Paris] Le Bristol -- April 2009 report

Tupac,

Can one order just a la carte selections at the lunch at Le Bristol. I am most interested in trying the Le Poularde de Bresse. Thanks.

Gregg

Feb 06, 2011
Gridrocker in France

4 days in Paris, Saturday through Tuesday in early May

Souphie,

Do you know if Ledoyen, Le Cinq or Le Bristol offer the Bresse on a lunch menu? Are the lunch menus significantly different from the dinner menus?

Gregg

Gregg

Feb 06, 2011
Gridrocker in France

4 days in Paris, Saturday through Tuesday in early May

Thank you all for the quick replies. This is very helpful and I am having fun researching the recommendations.

Souphie- Your take on the cooking of chicken is illuminating. I confess that I actually did have Bresse once in Beaune and thought it was dreadful. I have friends that have waxed poetic about their experiences of Bresse cooked in pig's bladder. I can't remember where, perhaps Troisgros. Hence my quest. If I go for Bresse at a fine dining establishment in Paris, where would you recommend?

Menton- Your comments about the welcoming atmosphere, satisfying meals and reservations are encouraging. Just to clarify, instead of "fun" I should have said "relaxed". I have the most fun in a warm, relaxed restaurant where great food can be a spiritual experience without the expectation of prayer and supplication that I have experienced in some higher-end restaurants here in the States. If you have any suggestions for higher-end dining in Paris that are "relaxed" please add those here.

Thanks again....I am so excited as I just got a reservation confirmation for the Beaune leg of our trip at Ma Cuisine.

Gregg

Feb 03, 2011
Gridrocker in France

4 days in Paris, Saturday through Tuesday in early May

This will be my first trip to Paris (other than an overnight on the way home from Beaune) and I would greatly appreciate suggestions for lunch and dinner. I have little interest in formal, high-end dining. I love cassoulet and duck confit. I would like to find a place that has excellent Bresse chicken as I have never had it. In Beaune I had my best meals at Ma Cuisine and Le Benaton. I also liked Le Jardin de Remparts and Bistro de L'Hotel. I was underwhelmed by Lameloise.

So, given that brief profile, please steer me in the right direction for deeply satisfying, authentic, fun meals at restaurants that are welcoming. If they accept reservations, that would be even better.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Gregg

Feb 02, 2011
Gridrocker in France