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Beaune & Paris Itinerary - Any Comments Appreciated! :)

In case it'd be helpful to anyone, both L'Ptit Paradis and Caveau Des Arches are unfortunately closed in August for the summer. Still waiting to hear back from the others...will report back later. :)

Jul 07, 2013
Gummy in France

9th trip to Hong Kong - Need something special and different

Catalunya is awesome!!!! Though it's getting difficult to get a reservation....another option for Spanish (no reservations taken though) is Ship 22 in Wanchai. There's usually still seats if you arrive around 6ish, but they only seat you if your whole party is there. Make sure to check out their daily specials!

Jul 02, 2013
Gummy in China & Southeast Asia

Above and Beyond in Hong Kong

Maybe we were there on a good day, but we quite liked dinner at Spoon, though the last time we were there was almost 6 moths ago now. We found the a la carte better than the tasting menu though. :)

Jul 02, 2013
Gummy in China & Southeast Asia

Rome - What would be a close second to Perilli?

Thanks for the advice Elizabeth - we're now trying to go there for dinner (on the terrace!) one evening. Will report back! :)

Jul 02, 2013
Gummy in Italy

Rome - What would be a close second to Perilli?

That's great to know :) We will leave a few meals open to explore!

Jul 02, 2013
Gummy in Italy

Rome - What would be a close second to Perilli?

Thanks so much for your suggestions! :D Is Roscioli the "Salumeria Roscioli" located on Via dei Giubbonari, 21? For some reason, I am coming up with many Rosciolis in Rome when I try to find their contact online. :)

Jul 02, 2013
Gummy in Italy

Beaune & Paris Itinerary - Any Comments Appreciated! :)

Thanks DaTulip for all your advice!! :) I'm now looking into L'Ptit Paradis and Caveau des Arches first to see if they're open...Le Carnot also sounds great because I'm sure we'll want some simple meals in between as well. :) Will report back! Thanks again!

Jul 02, 2013
Gummy in France

Beaune & Paris Itinerary - Any Comments Appreciated! :)

Thanks ChefJune! Aus Tonneaux des Halles looks exactly what i'm looking for!!! Contacting the restaurant to see if they're open in August - fingers crossed! :D

Jul 02, 2013
Gummy in France

Beaune & Paris Itinerary - Any Comments Appreciated! :)

Thanks Parigi! :) Let me look into La Cabotte and Ferme de la Huchotte (fingers crossed they are open in August).

For the restaurants in Beaune, my concern with Le Benaton and L'Ecusson is that they seem a bit similar and also both more 'refined' (sorry, lack of a better word) from our original choices, which I understand serve 'simple' local classic food. Not sure if that's correct but that's the feeling I got from the research I've done. So I was hoping to maybe only go for one of the two and then try something a bit different on the second night.

Though, like you say, I guess we can't be too choosy in August. :) Thanks again for your feedback!!!

Jun 28, 2013
Gummy in France

Above and Beyond in Hong Kong

For high end western, Spoon at the Intercon is another possible option.

For YTH, for some reason I find lunch better than dinner there in general, though some of their dinner signature dishes are among my favorites.

Jun 28, 2013
Gummy in China & Southeast Asia

Rome - What would be a close second to Perilli?

Perilli will be closed in August and I'm struggling to find what would be a close second in Rome for pasta (especially for carbonara!!). It was one of the must-try places on our list, so we are super disappointed it won't be possible. :(

(Other places we have decided on so far for Rome are Trattoria Mario and Pizzeria Il leoncino.)

Jun 28, 2013
Gummy in Italy

Beaune & Paris Itinerary - Any Comments Appreciated! :)

Hi Everyone - new to chowhound here :) Researched extensively for our honeymoon & thought we had it all planned out until finding out a lot of places are not open in August....so hoping to get some thoughts here. :)

We don't really care for ambiance / environment as long as the food is good (we'd go anywhere and fight through crowds for good food!), though at the same time we also don't mind trying some 'fine dining' type of places if the food is worthwhile. Here's what we have so far:

1) Beaune
Looking for 2 dinners - originally decided on Ma Cuisine and Caves de Madeleine, but both are closed in August.

We're now thinking of Le Benaton and L'Ecusson - but they seem quite different from our former choices, and would prefer for at least one of the meals be in a place that is a little more 'simple'. We will have a car and don't mind driving outside of Beaune.

For lunch we are thinking of keeping it open and see where we end up during the day (we are planning on touring by bike on our own), though will make sure to stop by Alain Hess!

2) Paris

Current selections are -
Le Chateaubriand (hoping to be able to get the reservation)
L'Atelier Etoile
Les Fables de la Fontaine
Huitrerie Regis

We really wanted to try Le Bistrot Paul Bert (especially their steak frites), but they are closed. Have not been able to find a similar alternative and hoping to come up with 2 more dinners for our stay.

Thanks so much in advance for any comments/feedback! :D

Jun 28, 2013
Gummy in France