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Best Sunday lunch in Paris?

We are a few days away from our trip to Paris, and I wanted to thank you all so much for your advice! We have dinner reservations at Le Cinq, Les Papilles, Joséphine Chez Dumonet, & our lazy Sunday lunch will be spent at Café des Musées! While our dinners are planned (unless any of you talk me out of our three choices!), our breakfasts, lunches & the hours in between are not. Our hope is to soak up Paris and allow spontaneous moments to simply happen (though I've [oxymoronically] got oodles of notes on fabulous little places to try around Paris in case we're in the vicinity!) I'll report back on our experiences in case they might help any of you in return!
Merci to all!

Jul 10, 2013
foodieinmyhead in France

Best Sunday lunch in Paris?

And you're right..."best" is uselessly vague. Fave is indeed what I was going for! Many thanks for your thoughts, everyone! We get a meager three days in Paris, and I *so* want to make the yummiest decisions!

Apr 27, 2013
foodieinmyhead in France

Best Sunday lunch in Paris?

Hi everyone! My husband and I are taking the overnight train on a Sunday night in July (one week after Bastille Day) from Paris to Florence, which means our final meal in Paris is a Sunday lunch - and we'd love to make it an amazing meal. And therein lies the challenge. Do you have any faves that you know are open for lunch on Sunday? I'm not terribly worried about the budget, so all ranges of dining would be welcomed, and we would lean towards classic French cooking (though we may not get to be that picky!) Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts with me!

Apr 24, 2013
foodieinmyhead in France

Michelin Mistakes?

I could totally be talked into a 3 1/2 hour lunch...especially if it's only 75euro (it's funny how that starts to feel like chump change after perusing the upscale tasting menus for dinner...in my "real life" I'd laugh at how absurd that rationalization is, but for our once-in-a-lifetime trip, bring it on!) I'm looking at Le Tour D'Argent right now. Thanks so much to both of you!

Apr 15, 2013
foodieinmyhead in France

Michelin Mistakes?

We've done a few meals in NYC that were in the costs-more-than-an-iPad range...and we've never regretted it. We decided on this ten-years-delayed honeymoon that we'd allow ourselves two meals (one in London and one in Paris) that followed the same wallet-be-damned mentality.

Le Cinq is near the top of my "could it be the one?" list, but I'm also pulled to Robuchon because we've never dined in any of his restaurants (but there I am, looking at the name only!) Will check out L'Ambroisie! Thanks so very much for helping to guide us!

Apr 15, 2013
foodieinmyhead in France

Michelin Mistakes?

This is a perfect observation. While I pride myself on being able to throwdown when it comes to food, you're totally right to note that in three days we can probably count on three awesome meals...and the rest may be just tiding us over in between! I'm so glad to hear that you'd recommend Josephine Chez Dumonet; that was literally the only one that I'd written on the "must" list. :-) Thank you *so* much for helping us!

Apr 15, 2013
foodieinmyhead in France

Michelin Mistakes?

That's a great question! Our "no budget" London meal involves ludicrously modern food, so for Paris, I really would love the French classics done perfectly (though haute cuisine is a super close second - I hope to experience both through the course of our five meals!) The only other important details to know about my palette are these: I *loathe* Indian food and tomatoes (I'm pretty sure the devil created them.) Other than this, it's game on for anything that is just damn fine food. :-)

Apr 15, 2013
foodieinmyhead in France

Michelin Mistakes?

Hello to people who know way more about food than I do! My husband and I are spending a few days in Paris for the first time this July, and we've got 5 precious meals to eat there - 2 dinners & 3 lunches.

We are planning on one "money is no object" dining experience and four solid choices that won't force us to sell our house to fund this trip.

My question is this: Am I making a mistake in thinking that the "money is no object" dinner should be one of the two or three-star Michelin restaurants? With so many choices, having a limited list pleases my neurotic, haphazard soul, and I'm tempted to simply choose from that list alone and trust that the experience will match the price. OR am I a putz who is falling for name alone and missing out on more superb French dining with this approach?

Any thoughts on the Michelin restaurants/big name chefs (and heck, any of your MUST go-to places) would be so welcomed. Many thanks in advance!

:-)

Apr 15, 2013
foodieinmyhead in France