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Feast of the Seven Fishes

Anyone know who is doing them this year? I realize that it might be too late but if there is somewhere still doing it that would be great. I think that neptune had it somewhat late last year.

Filled chocolates in carry on from Paris?

As a followup, we went through security at Orly and Heathrow with nary a second glance so chocolate seems a-ok.

Jul 02, 2012
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Filled chocolates in carry on from Paris?

Have any of you recently brought chocolates in your carry on through Orly or CDG? I am just wondering if they consider the fillings of some chocolates as being a liquid or a gel etc. I am leaning towards it being ok but don't want to waste a lot of money on gifts by getting them confiscated. Checking them makes me a bit nervous...

Jul 01, 2012
demonachizer in France

Menton, Clio, or Craigie? Tasting menu blow-out for family. Recent expeiences?

I know this is late but the last time I ate at Menton, I found 3 of the dishes in the tasting menu to be so salty as to be inedible. I have never had a bad experience at L'espalier.

Tasting menu availability and cost for lunch and dinner at Paris 3 star

Oh that is so obvious... My apologies.

Apr 27, 2012
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Tasting menu availability and cost for lunch and dinner at Paris 3 star

Just wondering if anyone on the ground would be able to help me compile some data for a trip to Paris that I am planning this summer. It is extremely difficult to find information on many of the websites of the 3 stars in Paris. I am trying to decide on 2-3 to visit for dinner but want to keep an open mind about lunch.

The 10 3 stars in Paris are:

Arpege
Astrance
Bristol
Guy Savoy
l'Ambroisie
Ledoyen
Meurice
Pierre Gagnaire
Plaza Athenee (Ducasse)
Pre Catelan

If any of you know, could you tell me if they serve a tasting menu for lunch, dinner or both and what the cost is at each sitting? I know this is not really a discussion but a request for data so I apologize if it is offputting.

Apr 27, 2012
demonachizer in France

Four Seasons Ice Cream Buffet/other suggestions for a nicer place for teen friendly dessert etc.

I guess four seasons has done away with its dessert buffet and replaced it with an ice cream buffet where they make the ice cream in front of you with liquid nitrogen. Has anyone been to it? I can't seem to find any info online about it at all and I recall not being very impressed by the quality of the ice cream at their dessert buffet.

If you have an idea as to another venue that is somewhat similar in quality (I like to be able to hang out while the kids eat sweets) that would be great as well.

December 2011 Openings and Closings

I personally hope all of their locations go under as I have been served disgusting, old pastries at each one.

Menton and salt

You are 100% right. I just have a weirdness around that.

Menton and salt

Have any of you had the experience of overuse of salt in dishes at Menton? I was there last night for the tasting menu and some of the dishes were downright difficult to eat. The skate wing as an example was fine on one side and then on the other it was so salty that it burned our lips. There was an amuse bouche that was presented in what seemed like a brine and then the pheasant (I think it was pheasant instead of squab) and the lamb were pretty rough.

I was kind of embarrassed because I am not the type of person who complains at a restaurant and am just wondering if this was an off night (I imagine it was). It was a little disappointing given the price point of the tasting menu but eh. We had a nice time at Drink downstairs and will continue returning there.

Neptune Oyster Feast of 7 Fishes 12/23; Who Else?

Are all dishes included or is it one from each section separated by ***?

Samichlaus Bier

When I last called martignetti's and the usual suspects they said they didn't I am going to try doing a round again tonight since that was a couple weeks back and possibly a bit early for the beer.

Samichlaus Bier

Do any of you know where this can be purchased in the Boston area? I have checked a bunch of places to no avail.

Cheese tasting in Paris

Yeah. I saw that but I got the impression that you have to have a large party or something. It is arranged per request so I don't think it is on a set schedule. I emailed them anyway just to see.

Jun 02, 2011
demonachizer in France

Cheese tasting in Paris

I was going to make a reservation with parisonyourplate.com but it turns out that they are done. Do you guys have any suggestions for a similar venue/experience? I am not looking to drop huge coin on it but it would be nice if there is a talk about the cheeses and wines etc. I am hoping to spend around 50-60 euros a head as an upper limit.

Jun 02, 2011
demonachizer in France

Vegetarian and in Paris

Thank you! Oddly enough I was already on their website but couldn't find a menu so just put it in my investigate later pile.

May 11, 2011
demonachizer in France

Vegetarian and in Paris

Just wondering if there are any Michelin star restaurants in Paris that do a tasting that is vegetarian or at least has something vegetarian friendly on their menu.

May 11, 2011
demonachizer in France