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New location for Jacques Genin

It's not open yet. From the looks of the announcement/signage, I'm thinking it may be just candies. Still, my quartier is doing well with out line-up of Des Gateaux et du Pain, Patisserie des Reves and soon Genin!

Apr 18, 2014
Nancy S. in France

1 night in paris - where to eat?

David Toutain. Reserve soon.

Apr 16, 2014
Nancy S. in France

OK, so don't kill me here, I'm plebian, old and easily led astray- but Frenchie To Go is not half bad for a sandwich.

The menus for both are online. They are quite different.

Apr 02, 2014
Nancy S. in France

Paris Must-try Desserts/Baked Goods, Chocolates, Candies, etc.

I'd add to this excellent list -- the chou caramel at Des Gateaux et du a Pain, the tarte tatin at Patisserie des Reves and the tarte aux fraises de bois at Pain de Sucre.

Apr 01, 2014
Nancy S. in France

Lobrano on croissants

I agree, and I have only to walk down the block for a Gateaux et du Pain croissant now that the shop exists on rue du Bac.

Mar 31, 2014
Nancy S. in France

Lobrano on croissants

I feel I've been a monotonous poster always naming my favorites, but I'll gladly reiterate -- Pierre Herme and Des Gateaux et du Pain (which now has a second shop on rue du Bac in the 7th).

Mar 30, 2014
Nancy S. in France

Lobrano on croissants

He didn't name my favorites, though.

Mar 29, 2014
Nancy S. in France

Birthday cake of choice in France

The pastry at Patisserie des Reve was also quite expensive, but, I trust, delicious.

Mar 24, 2014
Nancy S. in France

Birthday cake of choice in France

I just bought pastries at Patisserie des Reves and the women in front of me was buying a gateau St. Honore for a birthday, with a bit of writing in icing on the time to announce the occasion. She also bought a large tart au citron for the celebration.

Mar 23, 2014
Nancy S. in France

favorite purveyor of fresh eggs

They are excellent -- very "clean" tasting.

Mar 20, 2014
Nancy S. in Manhattan

favorite purveyor of fresh eggs

Grazin's eggs are excellent. I'm also a fan of Violet Hill.

Mar 18, 2014
Nancy S. in Manhattan

10 Day trip from Barcelona to Paris. Once in a lifetime meal.

celler de Can Roca is an excellent idea if you're planning your holiday for next year!

Mar 16, 2014
Nancy S. in France

Is there anywhere to find a good pumpernickel bread in NYC??

Orwashers, 308 East 78th St.

Mar 02, 2014
Nancy S. in Manhattan

A (not too long) first dinner in Paris

Sorry for the confusion. As I wrote, Saturne would seem too lengthy for your purposes. Septime is a more limited menu, but reservations are usually not available within a 3 week span.

Feb 28, 2014
Nancy S. in France

A (not too long) first dinner in Paris

Septime would definitely work, but I'm doubtful that you'll be able to secure a reservation. I'm a fan of Toutain, Saturne, and Sola, but they're a bit more lengthy. (ZKG and KGB would not be my picks, but each probably fits your parameters.

Feb 28, 2014
Nancy S. in France

Looking for best fancy pants burger

I find DBGB's burger not that fabulous -- the meat is not juicy and the cheese is practically nonexistent. The bun and fries are tasty, though.

Feb 28, 2014
Nancy S. in Manhattan

Looking for best fancy pants burger

Note that the Brindle Room serves the burger only at lunch.

Feb 28, 2014
Nancy S. in Manhattan

Fish and chips in London, many kinds of fish.

I've tasted excellent fish and chips at J. Sheekey -- my kid's order. I had Dover sole, which was lovely. But the fish and chips were divine (albeit pricey).

Feb 27, 2014
Nancy S. in U.K./Ireland

A proposed itinerary for four days in May (and no, we're not going to Verjus after all!)

If I recall correctly, it's less than 10 minutes during the non-summer months, but it does happen on the hour.

Feb 27, 2014
Nancy S. in France

Relative advantages of a la carte and chef's tasting menus

We will overlap -- I'll be in Paris from March 20 until April 17.

Feb 25, 2014
Nancy S. in France

Relative advantages of a la carte and chef's tasting menus

I can compromise to meet and eat with you! I did have dinner at Studio Kitchen. It was indeed tasty.

Feb 24, 2014
Nancy S. in France

Relative advantages of a la carte and chef's tasting menus

When I'm on holiday (or in Paris), I prefer tasting menus. I particularly prefer having small courses of wide variety. I'm a great fan of restaurants that only serve such menus. This can allow for focus in the kitchen and, with hope, well-executed dishes given the standardization of the menu. For me, having a tasting menu comprises the evening's entertainment -- I don't "do" lunch, only dinner.

Feb 24, 2014
Nancy S. in France

Visiting Paris - restaurant recommendations needed in the 15th

Also, there is a Pierre Herme outpost and Du Gateaux et du Pain nearby.

Feb 23, 2014
Nancy S. in France

3-4 dining recs in Paris - "reasonably" priced (whatever that means!!!)

Same. I try to walk across only bridges constructed exclusively in stone (where there's no opportunity to attach a lock).

Feb 17, 2014
Nancy S. in France

Laduree Soho Take out Pig out

Macarons are shipped from France, but pastries are made here.

Feb 17, 2014
Nancy S. in Manhattan

Quick note on Laduree SoHo

It's the same exact product, and treatment, as sold in Paris.

Feb 16, 2014
Nancy S. in Manhattan

Quick note on Laduree SoHo

That's not unusual even in Paris. Macarons need to "age".

Feb 15, 2014
Nancy S. in Manhattan

Dining Idas for Picky Tween and Foodie Parents in Paris?

I'm curious as to what you like -- modern, traditional, olde worlde?

Feb 11, 2014
Nancy S. in France

Dining Idas for Picky Tween and Foodie Parents in Paris?

I understand your situation. I've had a similar dilemma in the past. To provide useful suggestions, it would be most helpful if you could list a few venues that would absolutely be on your itinerary were you and your husband to dine alone, so that it would be possible to understand your likes and preferences.

Feb 11, 2014
Nancy S. in France
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Degustation dinner in Paris

Well, as Mme. Mangeur brilliant suggests, that depends on what you consider a wow factor. I think both Passage 53 have that, for me. But I tend to like impeccably prepared and nuanced dishes that use well-sourced ingredients. Both Passage 53 and David Toutain fit in this category. Also, I prize the calm and serious atmosphere of Passage 53 as well as the more engaging and charming approach of David Toutain. I do imagine, though, that my favorites and "best" for this or that would differ from the typical poster on this board.

Feb 10, 2014
Nancy S. in France