Excellent, thank you all for the recommendations and well wishes so far!
To expand on my Girl and The Goat comment, really just looking for a place with that kind of atmosphere. A fun, trendy place where you can celebrate and enjoy some good food and drink. We are two easy going people, so not necessarily looking for an "intimate" dinner in a dark setting haha. Hopefully that gives a better idea of our personalities/what I believe we would enjoy. The recommendations so far have been great! Still on the fence about Verjus. Set up reservations right now, but still 50/50 on it.
Thinking the picnic spot will definitely be either Île de la Cité or Ile St Louis. A little worried about potential rain, especially looking at the recent weather. Any one have ideas for contingency plans if the weather doesn't cooperate and we are hit by rain?
I've been doing a ton of reading of old posts and there has been a ton of great recommendations for Paris restaurants. I will be in Paris from May 17th-21st. I am planning to propose while in Paris. As of now, my plan is to put together a little picnic and propose on Monday the 20th, either on the west point of Île de la Cité or possibly Port Debilly. Any other recommendations for good spots would be greatly appreciated as well! I'm pretty set on the picnic plan, but if there are any back up options anyone could recommend if the weather doesn't cooperate, I am definitely all ears. My family spent four years as expats living in Switzerland when I was a teenager, so I have been to Paris a few times but my priorities have definitely changed for this trip. ;) Also, any good recommendations for picking up picnic supplies? I was hoping to stop at a few places along the way, such as Fromagerie Quatrehomme, but it seems like a lot is closed on Monday. Right now, I think we will get everything at La Grande Épicerie.
I'm also looking for a recommendation for dinner that evening (May 20th). We are eating at Chez L'Ami Jean and Comptoir De La Gastronomie earlier in the week. I am thinking for Monday night, I would like a fun restaurant on the smaller side where we can celebrate. Possibly something with smaller plates or a prixe fixe menu (perhaps something similar to Girl & The Goat here in Chicago). Right now, one of the options I am considering is Verjus.
Just for reference, we are staying in the 8th. Verjus would be a good price point reference as well I think. Really just looking for a place with great food, wine, and where we can celebrate. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!