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Luberon with children?

My family will be renting a house in Murs for a week in late July. There will be seven of us -- my wife, both sets of our parents and our 10 month old son.

We expect to be cooking quite a bit and expect to stay in for most dinners (a 10 month old does not make a great dinner companion, no matter how well behaved). I've spent some time on a few excellent Luberon threads but was hoping for advice for kid friendly restaurants for lunch.

At first glance it appears that Le Castelas could be a good option, but I would note that we are arriving and departing on Sundays and would be forced to have their "regular" lunch instead of the Sunday meal. What else might be good with a well behaved 10 month old with an adventurous palate? Would the restaurants in Luberon welcome us with our son?

Separately, we are planning a few adult dinners out and are looking at Les Bories and Le Mas des Herbes Blanches. In addition to these, I am looking for recommendations for a high quality, rustic Luberon meal in a fantastic setting. Any thoughts? Preferably somewhere not too far from Murs/Gordes.

Jun 25, 2015
bfkirk in France

Restaurants for Large Family Group Near Musee d'Orsay

Menu looks good. Is it more fine dining or brasserie feel?

Jun 18, 2013
bfkirk in France

Restaurants for Large Family Group Near Musee d'Orsay

Thanks. I've heard the museum restaurant is beautiful with mediocre food.

Jun 18, 2013
bfkirk in France

Restaurants for Large Family Group Near Musee d'Orsay

I'm looking for a location near the Musee d'Orsay for a relatively early dinner on a Thursday (7:30 or 8pm) with a group of jetlagged family members.

I'll be with family who've never been to Paris and want to ease them into the experience so was leaning towards something a bit more rustic. We have a group of 8 and tried unsuccessfully to get into Chez L'Ami Jean. What else would you recommend that's not too far away that might be approachable for a large party? I was thinking Maceo but that feels like more on the fine dining side.

Thanks in advance!

Jun 18, 2013
bfkirk in France

Southern Barbecue in Boston? Oxymoron?

What style is M&M? Is it a Korean barbecue rib or something altogether different?

Aug 05, 2011
bfkirk in Greater Boston Area

Christmas/New Year's in Paris

Great idea, thanks

Aug 05, 2011
bfkirk in France

Christmas/New Year's in Paris

Any suggestions on where to see the fireworks, then? Or do you suggest watching them on TV....

Aug 05, 2011
bfkirk in France

Southern Barbecue in Boston? Oxymoron?

I'm from Alabama, but would take any decent version of a Southern barbecue (East or West NC, Tennessee, Memphis, etc.). I'll take a look at BT's.

Aug 04, 2011
bfkirk in Greater Boston Area

Southern Barbecue in Boston? Oxymoron?

As a reformed Southerner living in Boston, I've been craving barbecue and unable to find any that meets my expectations. I've tried Red Bones, Blue Ribbon, Soulfire etc. and not found anything that approximates Southern-style barbecue. Is there such a thing to be had in the Boston area? If so, where?

Aug 04, 2011
bfkirk in Greater Boston Area

Christmas/New Year's in Paris

Thanks. I was initially leaning towards cooking in the apartment and wandering down to the Eiffel Tower around midnight. I will certainly avoid the Champs and stay closer to the Grenelle area. Any recommendations for a poissonnier near Rue du Bac? We love oysters (have the benefit of living in Massachusetts near some of the best American oysters) and were planning to visit Huitrerie Regis.

For restaurants, we'd love something authentic but not stuffy. I would stay away from molecular gastronomy and focus on refined rustic dishes in a beautiful setting. We tend to be farm to table eaters -- does that give some direction?

Aug 04, 2011
bfkirk in France

Christmas/New Year's in Paris

Hi, we will be in Paris the week of 26 December through 2 January in an apartment rented in the 7e on Rue de Grunelle. I know that we are many months away, I can't help starting the planning process now and we are looking for a good New Year's Eve option in Paris, as well as general restaurant recommendations. Though we are considering staying in on NYE (with wine, oysters, etc), we'd also like the option of a fantastic Parisian meal, but we'd like to avoid the typical US NYE meal (read: overpriced and bland). Where would be your ideal NYE destination in Paris?

Based on the general sentiment it seems that we would be remiss to not have lunch at Le Cinq. What are the other not-to-be-missed Parisian food experiences? This will not be purely a foodie trip, but we'd like to complement our trip with several memorable meals.

Lastly, we are considering a cooking class in Paris (perhaps combined with a market visit). Is this worthwhile or just a tourist trap? Is there any particular operator/host that you might recommend?

Many thanks!
Brian

Aug 04, 2011
bfkirk in France