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Sunday dinner in Paris

Souphie - the articles and write-ups I have seen state that "Josephine" is closed on Sunday. Before I cross it off my list for next Sunday, I want to be sure you're not talking about a different place. I am referring to Josephine - Chez Dumonet?

Mar 24, 2009
BobTheEater65 in France

La Tour D'Argent?

Can you elaborate on the "downfall" comment? I am aware there are some who believe it is a tourist trap. I am PARTICULARLY alarmed that Souphie has not even been (!). But I agree - we are as interested in the show and history as we are the food in this place. Their communication about reservations have been prompt, and very accommodating.

Mar 19, 2009
BobTheEater65 in France

La Tour D'Argent?

I haven't seen this restaurant discussed on this board recently. I am planning on going for the prix fixe lunch, and possibly splurging on a numbered duckling. Please let me know good and bad impressions.

Mar 18, 2009
BobTheEater65 in France

Paris with 11-yr-old daughter

Rosie - Thank you! That is exactly the kind of pop culture link I am struggling for. Great idea! But I am a bit scared away from the reviews I am seeing on Le Grand Colbert. Many seem to think the place gives the cold shoulder to tourists. Nonetheless, I will try this.

Mar 15, 2009
BobTheEater65 in France

Paris with 11-yr-old daughter

I am taking my daughter to Paris for 4 nights on April 5. She has never been outside the US, let alone to the food capital of the world. She is not yet a gourmand, and I think it's too early to do something like Taillevent that she would not appreciate. Instead, I am planning on sticking to some places that have solid food but are strong on atmosphere that an 11-yr old would like and appreciate. For example I plan to go to Au Pied de Cochon, which is not something I would probably try on my own, but I think she''ll appreciate the atmosphere and the pig-parts menu. I am looking for recommendations that fit this bill for an 11-yr-old girl - food she will love and atmosphere that will make her feel like she had a traditionally Parisian experience. Apologies to the purists - I know Paris is not Chuck E. Fromage, but I don't want her first trip to Europe to be a bore. (PS - I am watching with interest the string about the parent with the 13-yr old ballerina, but that inquiry focuses on Opera Garnier area - I am interested in all Paris). ALSO - anyone have anything good (or bad) to say about Rick Steves' recommendations? I experienced great success with his suggestions in Italy. Thank you!

Mar 15, 2009
BobTheEater65 in France