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Movida [Melbourne]

Totally agree with you, just came back from Spain and i think Movida is a closest representation of Spanish tapas or Basque Pintxos. I wish we have one in Sydney

Dec 04, 2011
lefan in Australia/New Zealand

Le Cinq open for lunch on Sundays?

I just made a reservation for Sunday lunch, and they emailed me the summer menu and it includes the 85 euro set menu lunch (the email confirmed that they offer the lunch menu everyday)

Sep 05, 2011
lefan in France

Ordering ala carte in L'arpege

Thanks Souphie, i probably try the Ledoyen one, i'll report back

Aug 09, 2011
lefan in France

Ordering ala carte in L'arpege

Thanks for the suggestion Souphie, I also going to have dinner at Ledoyen (based on your opinion on this board:)). I'm intrigued by their chicken dishes on the menu, do you have any opinion on this, is it one dish or two dishes?, how do they cooked it? Since the price is slightly lower than in Le Cinq or Le Bristol, i'm just wondering if the quality is as good compared to those other restaurant.

thanks a lot for your input

Aug 08, 2011
lefan in France

Ordering ala carte in L'arpege

Once again thanks so much for your input, since we will be dining in some of restaurant in Spain, which most likely to be tasting menu., i think ordering a la carte in Arpege will bring better balance in the quantity of food and our budget :).

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Arpege Restaurant
84 Rue de Varenne, Paris, Île-de-France 75007, FR

Aug 06, 2011
lefan in France

Ordering ala carte in L'arpege

Thanks for the suggestion PBSF.
Yes i should mention it is for 2 people.
Those 6 dishes, are they only savoury or including desert?
The reason i'm thinking going ALC is my wife normally feels it is way too much food for her everytime we order degustion menu on any fine dining restaurant, and base on few blogs, Arpege degustation looks have way too much food for us .

Aug 06, 2011
lefan in France

Ordering ala carte in L'arpege

I'm thinking of ordering a la carte for our dinner in L'Arpege, any suggestion of how many dishes should we order and any "must order" dishes should we choose?

Thanks in advance

Aug 06, 2011
lefan in France

Paris itinerary for November - please comment and all suggestion apprecieted

The reason i choose Le Cing for Saturday lunch because i want to experience the service, the setting and of course their food , as i understand most of 2* and 3* restaurant are close on the weekend. I hope i make a right choice.

Jul 03, 2011
lefan in France

Paris itinerary for November - please comment and all suggestion apprecieted

Thanks for the advice, i'll look for the Shannon Bennett's books.

Jul 03, 2011
lefan in France

Paris itinerary for November - please comment and all suggestion apprecieted

Thanks for the suggestion PhilD, i dined in Royal Mail last christmas and absolutely loved it.
You are absolutely right about concentrating about the classic, do you have any experience with Joel Robuchon restaurant? is it still considered as a classic french or should i go to a place like Michel Rostang

Jun 30, 2011
lefan in France

Paris itinerary for November - please comment and all suggestion apprecieted

Well, i still try to persuade my wife not to go, however she agree with my restaurant itinerary ,i guess i have to compromise something :)

Jun 26, 2011
lefan in France

Paris itinerary for November - please comment and all suggestion apprecieted

Thanks for the suggestion, this is my first trip to Paris and we might not travel to Europe again in the next few years, hence a bit ambitious itinerary.

Jun 26, 2011
lefan in France

Paris itinerary for November - please comment and all suggestion apprecieted

Unhockey post definetely inspire me :) i try to limit wine consumption and choose to have one long meal per day

Jun 24, 2011
lefan in France

Paris itinerary for November - please comment and all suggestion apprecieted

Hi

Me and my wife will be in Paris from 10/11/11 until 15/11/11 , we are both enthusiastic young foodies from Sydney, Australia. We'll be dining in few places in Spain, so far we have a booking in El Celler de Can Roca, Akelarre and Mugaritz, we also would like to book Tickets in Barcelona and Da Vittorio in Bergamo, Italy

Our plan for restaurant in Paris will be:

10/11/11 - Thursday : Arrive in the afternoon from San Sebastian we need recommendation for dinner, something bistro not fine dining. We are going to stay in Mercure Paris Opera Garnier (4 rue de l'Isly)
11/11/11 - Friday - Lunch at Arpege and dinner L'Amie Jean. Do you think lunch specialmenu at Arpege will good enough or should i add some dishes from ala carte? Looking from the few foodies blog, i'm quite surprised of the price of ala carte dishes ( lobster and poultry) . What is the best strategy to dine at Arpege if my budget for the food only max 400 -450 euro. I understand reading from the discussion ordering a la carte in L'Amie Jean is best way and i'm going to do that.
12/11/11 - Saturday - Lunch at Le Cing, again any ala carte dishes i should add as we are planning to order their lunch special. Dinner - any bistro recommendation near Louvre?
13/11/11- Sunday - My wife insist to go to Disneyland during the day, i guess i'm going to eat there,
Dinner at Le Atelier de Joel Robuchon
14/11/11 Monday - Lunch, need recommendation dinner at Ledoyen - i'm planning to go ala carte and my wife for the degustation, is it a good idea?
15/11/11 -Versailles area restaurant for lunch ? and fly to Sydney in the evening

I'm considering few place also but i have some concern

Le Chateubriand - is it a basque cuisine ? since we will be spending some time around basque area, should we consider this restaurant?
Pierre Gagnaire - i understand this board highly recommended this restaurant but i will eat in some highly rated avant garde restaurant around Spain, i just try to find a balance in the type of food we will be tasting in our trip. Based on our itinerary, is it wise to choose Arpage over Gagnaire ?
L' Astrance - My understanding about the food there is some sort of Asian influence French cuisine, which is what most Sydney restaurant are good at, and Pascal Barbot used to work in Sydney a decade ago, do you guys think L' Astrance is a good option for typical modern french cuisine or is there a better option around?
L'ami Louis - overprice? considering Paris have numerous wonderful bistro?
Any Ducasse bistro or restaurant recommendation?
I'm looking for help and suggestion for wonderful French cuisine restaurant/bistro,and
Patisserie (my knowledge only limited to Ladure and Pierre Herme)

Thanks in advance , any help and suggestion will be appreciated

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Arpege Restaurant
84 Rue de Varenne, Paris, Île-de-France 75007, FR

Pierre Herme
72 Rue Bonaparte, Paris, Île-de-France 75006, FR

Jun 24, 2011
lefan in France