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Good chocolate shops open on Sunday?

Put off buying chocolate until today and realized many of the shops are not open. Will be spending some time in the 6th. Any luck there?

Jun 21, 2014
topeater in France

3 Nights in Paris - September 2014 - Lunch/Dinner Suggestions

Can you go to the terrace and just have a drink at La Rotonde?

Jun 12, 2014
topeater in France

Please help me decide…everything sounds so good!

Thanks Parn for all the info. Ever since hubby got his cell phone lifted a couple of years ago, we tend to avoid scenes!

Great to know about all the restaurants in our area. Isn't there another wine bar close to Willi's that is less popular?

Jun 12, 2014
topeater in France

Please help me decide…everything sounds so good!

That is a good idea. In fact, I also considered the restaurant at our hotel, Le Lulli, after reading JT's review.

What do you mean by the Oberkamph neighborhood being "too lively?"

Jun 11, 2014
topeater in France

Please help me decide…everything sounds so good!

Where would you put Yam'tcha if it were in the list? I've been looking at some lovely pictures.

Jun 11, 2014
topeater in France

Please help me decide…everything sounds so good!

Hi Parigi, have followed your comments for quite a while now, so thanks for the list. I'm assuming you are ranking them with Pirouette being the one you most recommend?

Jun 11, 2014
topeater in France

Please help me decide…everything sounds so good!

Here is my new list. We are only in Paris 4 nights, so deciding is difficult. The only reservation I presently have is le Kigawa for Sunday night.

We land in Paris early on a Thursday, so will probably have lunch at L'Office and then eat light at dinner. But…what to do about dinner on Friday and Saturday???

My list includes:

AT Restaurant
Le Bon Georges for thé Cote de Bouef
Pirouette
Clown Bar
The Bistrot Belhara
Pierre Sang Boyer in Oberkampf (although, no reservations impacts the schedule). Has he opened his second restaurant yet?

Any advice?

Jun 11, 2014
topeater in France

Need Help in Provence foodie itinerary!

Are you back from your trip yet? I will be in Provence in a couple of weeks and was wondering about your experience?

Jun 08, 2014
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Neva cuisine - review

Your photos are incredible! Thanks for the report.

May 27, 2014
topeater in France

Need rec, traveling from Saint Remy de Provence to Marseille

Thanks Phil, but we carry on our luggage. Nothing to check!

May 24, 2014
topeater in France

Need rec, traveling from Saint Remy de Provence to Marseille

Merci boredough. "Love Actually" is our annual Christmas movie, so thanks for throwing me that curve.

I assume Parking du Pharo is a secure lot? I was worried about car break ins as I have read some horrid stories.

May 23, 2014
topeater in France

Need rec, traveling from Saint Remy de Provence to Marseille

I am exploring what to do our last day in France before catching a 2100 flight from Marseille. We will have a car and luggage, so I don't relish driving and finding parking in heavy traffic. Since we have not planned to visit the coast this trip, I was thinking about driving to Cassis for a late lunch before backtracking to the Marseille airport. Does this make sense?

Was wondering about Chez Gilbert or La Poissonerie (which were unfortunately named in the NYT today). Any other recommendations?

May 23, 2014
topeater in France

Anniversary Meal - This Weekend - 05/24 - 05/25

I started eating at Uchi when it first opened. To me, it's lost it's shine. I really wouldn't waste a meal there since there are so many new restaurants opening in Austin. Plus, Dallas will have it's own Uchi's soon.

May 23, 2014
topeater in Austin

Anniversary Meal - This Weekend - 05/24 - 05/25

I would definitely do the tasting menu at Barley Swine. If you want to do small plates, then eat at the chef's other restaurant, Odd Duck. They are both on South Lamar.

You might also enjoy Lenoir on South 1st Street.

Please send us a review of your meals.

May 23, 2014
topeater in Austin

Favorite place to picnic in Paris and get provisions

Great pics. Looks lovely.

May 22, 2014
topeater in France

Our first meal in Paris

Nice to read that you have been eating. I thought you had stopped after the first meal!

May 22, 2014
topeater in France

Only 4 dinners…please help me narrow choices

"I had the tourte of foie gras and pigeon"

That looks incredible! We are staying at this hotel so it is great to know the restaurant is good.

Thanks for the info hours for le Kigawa. I read your review and it sounds wonderful. Where are your favorite sweetbreads?

May 22, 2014
topeater in France

Only 4 dinners…please help me narrow choices

Oh no, now another choice as my 2 favorites are gigot de agneau laid and pigeon. What a choice to make, happily!

May 22, 2014
topeater in France

Only 4 dinners…please help me narrow choices

Can anyone verify if le Kigawa is open on Sundays? I cannot tell from my research. It says it is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, so I assume that means they are open on Sunday. Could my luck be that good????

If so, does anyone know how crowded it must be?

I also wanted to know if anyone has been to Le Lulli?

May 22, 2014
topeater in France

Only 4 dinners…please help me narrow choices

I was really intrigued by the review and pictures of Desnoyers and sometimes, for me, the only thing I really crave is a good steak. We live in Austin where we are lucky to have organic steak at the market and at Farmer's markets. The pics at Desnoyers looked like that…am a bit concerned about lack of char since we love the char!

How do you think his steaks compare with US steaks?

May 22, 2014
topeater in France

Only 4 dinners…please help me narrow choices

Yes. I thought I read about Le Saisons a couple of years ago when I was planning a trip and then later read it had slipped, but I could not find the thread. It may not have even been on CH because I tend to skip around when trip planning.

I have read reviews, looked at menus and listed the restaurants that appealed to me. How would you rank my choices?

Also, reading the posts about booking double restaurants, there was a comment about restaurants being like an oven during a heatwave. Do these restaurants have air conditioning? Is this something I should take into account? I have always visited in the fall or winter, so heat was never a problem.

May 21, 2014
topeater in France

On reserving multiple tables

That was me and it is only for this night until my husband gets in from out of town and helps me decide, then we will cancel It's 5 weeks from now and they have other vacant rooms, so I think I am not depriving anyone from a room I hope I will be forgiven for 1 night!

May 21, 2014
topeater in France

Only 4 dinners…please help me narrow choices

Maybe so. The next day, we ate at the sister restaurant, Le Richer and the same bartender that waited on us at L'Office and there and remembered us. Maybe he's still there!

May 21, 2014
topeater in France

Only 4 dinners…please help me narrow choices

My husband and I will be in Paris only 4 days. This trip, we want to eat in moderately priced restaurants (130-150 euros including a bottle of wine) with interesting food. Please critique my list and help me narrow it down. We will be staying either in the 1st or 6th. I don't double book restaurants, but I have double booked hotels, but will cancel tomorrow when I make up my mind!

One of my favorite meals the last time we were there was L'Office. I've thought about going back, but sometimes with a return visit, it's just not the same, so I am torn with going back there or trying something new. Although, if it's still good, sometimes it's comforting to go back to someplace you know.

The other places on my list include:

Aux Enfants Gates
Will
Les Saisons
Boucherie Hugo Desnoyer Table d'Hotes (pictures of steaks look great)
Les Canailles
The Bistrot Belhara
le Kigawa (can it be true they are open Sunday night)

I chose Bistrot Belhara and le Kigawa due to reviews of the sweetbreads which I love. (Thanks John T).

We will land in Paris around 10am on a Thursday and leave on an early train Monday morning for Burgundy and Provence. I'm trying to stay away from really popular places.

Thanks for any help.

May 21, 2014
topeater in France

Our first meal in Paris

Looks yummy. Thanks for the report.

May 20, 2014
topeater in France

Favorite place to picnic in Paris and get provisions

Thanks for the option, but we only have 4 days in Paris before heading to Provence. It will be difficult enough to leave after just 4 days.

May 18, 2014
topeater in France

Favorite place to picnic in Paris and get provisions

Thanks for sneaking this in the conversation.

May 18, 2014
topeater in France

Olivier Leflaive and Hostellerie de levernois

Sounds perfect. Thanks for the info.

May 15, 2014
topeater in France

Favorite place to picnic in Paris and get provisions

Spread out on the ground. Sitting on a bench reminds me of lunch breaks from work.

May 15, 2014
topeater in France

Olivier Leflaive and Hostellerie de levernois

Yes. I was taking notes from that discussion yesterday while drooling over the pictures of cheese carts. Thanks for the link.

May 14, 2014
topeater in France