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Anniversary suggestion in Paris

Hi all, My wife and I will be celebrating our first anniversary in Paris mid-October. Actually it's on a Sunday night. I'd love suggestions for a nice place for dinner. It doesn't have to be a blow the doors off, empty my wallet kind of meal, though it doesn't have to be cheap either. Just a place with good food, nice ambience and good service where they don't mind the fact that (try as I may) I don't speak anything but berlitz phrasebook French.

We'll be staying in Marais but don't have to be around the corner from the place.


Sep 16, 2008
Herschey in France

Artisan vs. KitchenAid Pro - Help!!!

I'm about to by my mom her dream mixer - a kitchenaid. Trouble is, I'm not sure which. I think she want the pro, but it could be because it looks bigger and more sturdy (and doesn't come in 20 different fashion colors). I've been in several stores myself though and the Artisan sounds like the way to go.

She will use it to bake bread (for her, my dad and my sister, not for an army) and for cakes and such. So figure a loaf or two each week and a cake now and again, plus maybe some more creative light stuff once she gets the hang of it.

I've read here and there that people think you need the Pro 600 to do bread because it's so powerful. But for someone just baking a loaf at a time is that really true? The guy at Macy's I spoke to said getting the 600 was like buying a Ferrari to drive down the street to buy milk. At Williams Sonoma the woman was insistant that the Artisan was perfect and the Pro was overkill.

So if anyone can please help me I'd appreciate it. I'd hate to dissappoint her on her birthday. Oh, and it's a surprise which is why I haven't just point blank asked her which to get.

Thanks in advance!

Jul 12, 2006
Herschey in Cookware

Best steakhouse in Manhattan

Well, if you are very particular with them about not massively charring your steak then there's Michael Jordan's. Hard to beat Grand Central for Grandeur.

Sparks has that wise guy aesthetic.

But Peter Luger has the best steak. No ambience, but hands down the best steak, which in the end is what really matters (well, to me anyway).

Jul 12, 2006
Herschey in Manhattan