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Our Honeymoon Trip to Paris in July

Catandmat: Thank you for your comments. After reading all of the replies, we will definitely be making a special trip to Mulot. And your advice re lunch seems dead on.

Sui Mai: Sounds like we should have no problem finding Berthillon ice cream!

We just learned about Be Boulangepicier. The Kayser/Ducasse combo sounds unbeatable. Has anyone been there before?

Jun 30, 2009
eating good in France

Our Honeymoon Trip to Paris in July

Thank you to everyone for your well-wishes and great recommendations. Mulot sounds heavenly, and we will definitely make a trip (or two!) there to indulge ourselves. And the other recs - Galerie Lafayette, Amarena, Angelinas and Fromagerie 31 - all sound wonderful also. We've jotted everything down, and are pretty much ready to hit the ground running in Paris.

Yeah, with exception to lunch at Le Jules Verne, we were going to try to keep lunches on the lighter side (falafel, tartines, baguettes, etc.), just so we don't burn ourselves out. We've taken a lot of joy in planning this trip, and we really appreciate all of the tips and advice.

Question: We heard rumors that Berrthillon is closed at some point during August, and possibly July. It looks like the summer holiday is primarily in August, so we figured we'd be ok, but wanted to check with everyone if they've had any experiences with closings in July.

Again, thank you, thank you. We'll report back after the wonderful honeymoon.

Jun 27, 2009
eating good in France

Our Honeymoon Trip to Paris in July

We also plan to grab baguettes at Eric Kayser. We've heard nothing but fantastic things about the baguettes there.

Jun 26, 2009
eating good in France

Our Honeymoon Trip to Paris in July

Hi. We are honeymooning in Paris in early July. It is both of our first trips to Paris, and we both really love and appreciate good food. After much research, we have come up with a food itinerary. We'd be happy to get feedback on our choices.

We arrive super early and will spend the day being tourists. Our plan for lunch is L'As du Falafel. We've heard such amazing things about this little place that we are planning it as our first food stop of the trip. We plan to grab ice cream at Berthillon in the afternoon. We have dinner reservations at Ze Kitchen Galerie. We are looking forward to a fun, unique dining experience.

Tartines at Cuisine de Bar for lunch. Dinner at Josephine Chez Dumonet. We chose Chez Dumonet because we are looking forward to a solid, traditional French dining experience at a local favorite.

A romantic lunch at Le Jules Verne in the Eiffel Tower. Dinner at Le Paul Bert. For this meal, we are looking for the best steak frites in the city. We've heard that it's really good.

No lunch plans yet. We are leaving this open for any Chowhound suggestions, or the option to go back to somewhere we already ate and loved. Dinner at Le Biche au Bois.

Again, no lunch plans. We are doing a special dinner at Le Cinq to celebrate our wedding.

We are planning to drive to Ronchamp (an architect's dream) for the day. We'd love any picnic ideas. We are staying near the Champs-Elysees so we'll need places open very early on Sunday morning to pick up breads/cheeses/meats/etc. We'll be back late that night, and plan to have dinner at L’Alelier de Joel Robuchon. We know it's open super late on Sundays, which is apparently rare, and this seems like a solid food choice.

We'll be in town Monday also...any lunch suggestions welcomed!

As for indulgences, we plan to make stops at Laduree and Pierre Hermes for macarons and pastries. Some breakfast ideas include Pâtisserie Viennoise and Breizh Cafe.

Thanks in advance for any comments. We'd love to report back on our also!

Jun 25, 2009
eating good in France

Dog Friendly Portsmouth?

I have a trip planned to Portsmouth later in the month, and my very well-behaved puppy will be joining me. Does anyone know of restaurants in Portsmouth with outdoor seating that are dog friendly? No restrictions on type of food or anything - just looking for a place that wouldn't mind a little four-legged company.

Also, if we wanted to do a picnic, are there any parks in Portsmouth that are dog friendly?

Thanks in advance.