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Where to buy Mette or Miclo eau de vie in Paris?

Thanks Ptipois!
Caves Auge was closed so I got Mette at Lafayette Gourmet!

May 08, 2013
negirl2 in France

Where to buy Mette or Miclo eau de vie in Paris?

As a follow up to my question earlier ,I want to go to a spirit shop that has a big selection of eau de vie like Mette or Miclo. There's a Nicolas down the here in the 5th but is there any famous spirit shop that hounds like? Thanks for any suggestions!

May 08, 2013
negirl2 in France

Paris Report

I've been in Paris alone for a few days as my husband has gone back to the US and my daughter back to the 16eme to study for exams and final papers.Here's a very short report:
Love the bread and croissants from Kaiser on rue Monge. It's not the best but very good and convenient. The almond croissants and pain au raisin are both excellent.My daughter and husband raved about the salmon tarte as well.
Cheese: the best cheese I'e had was a chevre from the marche en face du Tours Montparnasse. We had a picnic at Tuilieres(sp) on Saturday with that chevre and some saucisson with blue cheese which was excelllent, Have also enjoyed the cheese from Laurent Dubois at the Maubert metro stop. If you're coming to Paris soon don't miss les garigouettes(sp?) the long skinny spring strawberries.The supreme de pigeon that my daughter and I had at Pirouette was served with asperges blancs which are also in season now.
Special kudos to John Talbott who reviewed Pirouette where we ate on Saturday night. The foie gras en terrine entree was according to my daughter the best she's had all year in Paris and the pigeon and the desserts were excellent. The oeufs a la planche a puree des asperges was also very good, as was their speciality Alouette sans tete facon Pirouette.My husband had some sort of saucisson with Iberica ham which was excellent as well(pluma Iberica with spicy tiny potatoes).He doesn't speak a word of french and was glad to have the menu explained in English. I enjoyed my first glass of wine without sulfates. The rice pudding at Pirouette was unbelievalbly good! Overall a great choice for my husband's last night in Paris!Tomorrow my daughter and I are going to Septieme for dinner. Would love to hear your suggestions as to what to order? The only disappointment was the chocolate from Patrick Roger(blvd St. Germain). The gal wokring there today was not friendly and I didn't think the chocolate was that good. I'm hoping to get to Carl Mainetti tomorrow for a tartelette au citron. Oh and for cheap eats in a simple stting we enjoyed the bon bun at Pho Tai in the 13eme. We started with some rolls in cellophane noodles and my daughter had a wonderful vietnamese drink and then we all had bo bon. For dessert we had an excellent banana with a coconut cream wrapped in a banana or palm leaf. We were the only table with tourists. Very good and well off the tourist trail.Thanks for all the advice from the hounds here!

May 07, 2013
negirl2 in France

I've got 3 dinners in Paris

I haven't eaten ant any of them. That being said I have a reservation in May at Piroutte. I thought the menu looked interesting and the wine list varied and not too $ with some interesting wines that I've never tried.

Apr 13, 2013
negirl2 in France

Auberge Pyrenees Cevennes?

Hi Chowhounds,
Thank-you everyone!With your gracious help we'll be eating and drinking in style! So far I've made a reservation at Pirouette for my husband's last night and am going to make one at Auberge Pyrenee-Cevennes for our first--unless you suggest somewhere better for cassoulet that's not too expensive.So that leaves one night in middle which is a Friday night.We'll undoubtedly go to a wine bar that evening and have a later dinner. So I want decide if we should do Moroccan or French/Japanese fusion or Vietnamese?Open to ideas!Thanks!

Apr 08, 2013
negirl2 in France

Your top five branché wine bars in Paris with a younger local crowd?

Thank-you PhilD and Parnassien! That give us lots of choice depending where we are at the end of a day.The area she lives in in the 16eme is lovely but quiet and residential so those tips will be a big help!
negirl2

Apr 06, 2013
negirl2 in France

Your top five branché wine bars in Paris with a younger local crowd?

Thanks Max.I'm hoping to go to wine bars that are local in feeling without a "foule des touristes". Which do you think best fits that ?

Apr 05, 2013
negirl2 in France

Your top five branché wine bars in Paris with a younger local crowd?

Looking for wine bars that would be fun for our 21 year old daughter to go to with us while we're in Paris staying in the 5eme.Doesn't have to be close to our hotel but central and hopefully with a younger local crowd on a Thursday or Friday night.She speaks OK french since she's spent this year studying there. I have on my list:

Café de la Nouvelle Mairie
Le Baron Rouge(not central I know)
La Cave des AbbessesLe Mauzac?
Would love your to hear your ideas!
Thanks in advance!
negirl2

Apr 05, 2013
negirl2 in France

Help me dine...Newport, Mystic, Fall River, Providence, Middletown

For candy shops my favorite is destination chocolate on Bowen's Wharf. It's has a wide selection of beautiful chocolate and wonderful salted caramels. It might be fun to go befhrehand into the Aquidneck Lobster off Bowen's wharf and ask to see a really big lobster if your kids would like that kind of thing.There's also a nice chocolate shop on Williams St. and two fudge shops one on Thames across from the Brick Mkt. and the other farther down Thames St.Another idea would be a hike at the Sachuest Point refuge if they have reopened it by your arrival. Free and lovely.

Apr 05, 2013
negirl2 in Southern New England

Marling Menu Master Update?

Ohmy! Just browsing that app and wishing I could have eclade de moules that is a speciality of Brittany. Always wanted to try that!

Apr 01, 2013
negirl2 in France

Marling Menu Master Update?

Thank-you both I've successfully downloaded Dropbox and added the Wells Food dictionary. Better than printing off 39 pages! I will definetely need it!

Apr 01, 2013
negirl2 in France

Marling Menu Master Update?

HiCh,
I seem to have misplaced my Marling menu master. Before I buy a new one is there and other bettter choice book or an app.Just need menu translations. I have the Larousse dictionary on my phone and love the audio part, but it's not really that helpful for menus Thanks!

Mar 31, 2013
negirl2 in France

Help me dine...Newport, Mystic, Fall River, Providence, Middletown

Yes the New Bedford Whaling Museum is a great spot with kids!

Mar 31, 2013
negirl2 in Southern New England

Help me dine...Newport, Mystic, Fall River, Providence, Middletown

Local: Brick Alley Pub In Newport has a varied menu, a salad bar and kids will like it. Booths are cozy too. Had lunch here last week.
Casual seafood in Middletown: Anthony's Seafood for fried clams,fish and chowder. Very casual and excellent Featured on that diners drive-in's show recently.Also has a fish market and takeout too.
Sushi: hmm in town not sure. My daughter is the sushi nut and she likes Jackie's Galaxy in Warren. Wonderul sushi and other Asian food as well. Might be worth the 1/2 hour ride.
Casual Breakfast spot in Middetown Atlantic Grille. Line out the door on weekends.Follow it with a walk on Second Beach.
Clam chowder: Black Pearl on Bowen's Wharf in Newport.
Castle Hill Restaurant: Stunning view.Rlelais and Chateau property. Nice spot to stop and take pictures and have a drink and watch the sunset.Fabulous food but more of a grwn-up place.
Atlantic Beach Club Middletown: Has a wide menu and you could go for a walk on 1st beach before or after. Best spot on island for baked stuffed lobster in my opinion.

Ice cream: If it's open for the season the gelato shop Cold Fusion on Thames in newport is so good.
Frosty Freeze in Middletown is a hop ski and jump from your hotel and has very good ice-cream and soft-serve as well. I think they open April1.
Others may have different ideas and opinions.

Mar 31, 2013
negirl2 in Southern New England

Your favorite apéritifs and digestifs?

Wow Chowhound! Thank-you everyone for all the ideas. I am thrilled with all the possibilities. I'd heard of cassis with champagne etc but not with white wine.And the variety of liquers that you guys suggested. Oh my!

Mar 30, 2013
negirl2 in France

Your favorite apéritifs and digestifs?

Yes, I sadly noticed the change a while back too! What a pity!

Mar 29, 2013
negirl2 in France

Your favorite apéritifs and digestifs?

Thanks Mr. Talbott,
Vielle Prune sounds like a good choice .Any other eaus de vie's you like?
negirl2
PS Comme cadeau pour votre avis je vous avez envoye un "virtual homard" fresh from l'ile Aquidneck!

Mar 29, 2013
negirl2 in France

Your favorite apéritifs and digestifs?

Two aperitfs I like :Lillet blonde (yum) and Noilly prat dry vermouth. Pastis and Suze I've tried and don't like..What about Aperol?Byrrh Vermouth?
Digestifs I like: Poire William,Armagnac,Grand Marnier.

I'd love to try some of the different French eau de vie, fruit liquers etc. that are favorites in France.Eau de prune? Eau de framboise? My plan is to taste a number in restaurants and then bring the one or two I like best home!
Thanks for your ideas!

Mar 29, 2013
negirl2 in France

Paris restaurant with a memorable tasting menu

Thanks for that . Hopefully I'll get some reservations and we'll eat well without having to overspend and get that "vites poches" feeling when l'addition arrives!

Mar 28, 2013
negirl2 in France

Paris restaurant with a memorable tasting menu

Thank you Mr. Talbott! Ok so I'm going to get my daughter who's living in Paris doing her junior year abroad to make the calls.
Before I do so I wonder:
Do I need to give her my credit card number to reserve at Pirouette,Spring etc?
Is the late seating preferable?
If they tell her desolee --complet do resataruants have waiting lists ? Comment dit-on waiting list en francais?!
Merci!

Mar 28, 2013
negirl2 in France

Paris In May

What a comprehensive list Parnassien! I think Pipos is the only one I've eaten at .Tiny and if I remember correctly they have a nice beef or pork filet.We found it a great choice after a day trip as it's not fancy but still charming.

Mar 28, 2013
negirl2 in France

Paris restaurant with a memorable tasting menu

Thank-you both Mr. Talbott and Ptipois.I am afraid that that restaruant is too expensive for us.I have investigated some and wondered about thesefor a Saturday night:
Pirouette
Vivant
Table d'Aki
Spring (might be impossible to book)
L'office (Is it open Saturday night?)
Volney
Neva
Bistrotrotters
I know these area all different some more French/Japanese, etc.I'm wanting to find a balance between the price and quality. Of course there's alway a Mc Camembert!
Thanks!
negirl2

Mar 28, 2013
negirl2 in France

Paris restaurant with a memorable tasting menu

Hi Chowhounds,
We are coming to Paris in the beginning of May, and are looking for a restaurant with a reasonably priced tasting menu or a prix-fixe dinner with our 21year old daughter who’s coming to the end of her year in Paris. We have not been to Paris since June 2001 when we ate a memorable Father’s Day tasting menu at L’Astrance. We’d like somewhere small and not too formal to have a memorable meal, not as expensive as L’Astrance is. We are open to any types of food, but love French food of all types and aren’t fussy about the location and décor.Michelin stars not important. Thanks all!

Mar 27, 2013
negirl2 in France

Paris Restaurants:Pudlo app?Lebey?

Hi,
We are going to be in Paris and I was thinking about buying the Pudlo 2013 app for iPhone. Has anyone tried it? How does Pudlo compare to lebey in terms of coverage and type of resto?( I have only and old Pudlo in French which I used last trip, but it's very out of date.)Also what are your favorite websites or blogs for restaurants?
Can be in English or French.
Meci,
negirl2

Mar 19, 2013
negirl2 in France

food highlights re recent London stay

Thank-you sundeck sue for posting such a wonderful and detailed report of your trip to London! Lots of good infor for our upcoming trip!
negirl2

Mar 15, 2013
negirl2 in U.K./Ireland

Honeymoon in Newport, Where Should We Eat?

My two top choices would be The Inn at Castle Hill and Bouchard's . At Castle HIll time your reservation so that you'll be seated well before sunset and call and request a table facing Narragansett Bay. Bouchard's is also excellent. If you want Italian Mama Luisa is good. For breakfast I like Atlantic Grill followed by a walk on Second Beach or Cliff Walk. If you waant a baked stuffed lobster I like a less formal place like the Atlantic Beach Club.They also have a lot of fish on their menu, but it's not fancy. If you want fish and chips or fried clams then Anthony's Seafood cheap and very casual is excellent. Good luck and congratulations!!

Mar 01, 2013
negirl2 in Southern New England