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Budget dining in Paris?

Going to Le Taxi Jaune tonight Will try to report back.

Oct 27, 2014
ChefJune in France

Budget dining in Paris?

What DCM said.

We are both here now. I hope OP will see her way clear to add a few Euro to her food budget each day. It truly enhances the Paris experience.

[Sad to say that paying more does not ensure a great meal. Many tourist traps are plenty pricy.:( ]

Oct 27, 2014
ChefJune in France
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Where to go for a Monday late lunch (2pm) in Lyon?

I was not impressed with Brasserie Georges (the one behind Gare Perrache). The one time I went there did not leave me wanting more...

Friday at Léon de Lyon I had a delicious soup with Topinambours puree and a poached egg and maybe the best joue de boeuf ever. My companion had wonderful jambon persilee and a magret de canard with courge puree. They have both traditional and modern menus, and you can mix up the two. We sure did.

As for dessert, I think they do the traditional Praline de St. Génix better than anyone in town.

Oct 27, 2014
ChefJune in France

Where to go for a Monday late lunch (2pm) in Lyon?

Daniel et Denise is wonderful IF you go to the one on rue Crequi. DO NOT go to the one in Old Town. Two different experiences altogether.

Oct 27, 2014
ChefJune in France

Where to go for a Monday late lunch (2pm) in Lyon?

I saw them seating people for luncheon after 4 pm. I think it's no problem.

Oct 26, 2014
ChefJune in France

Where to go for a Monday late lunch (2pm) in Lyon?

Léon de Lyon is open on Monday (every day) and also serves late. We had a magnificent lunch there on Friday. I think you'd enjoy it.
1 rue Pleney in the 1er.

Oct 26, 2014
ChefJune in France
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Foie Gras

I don't know why you would do that when Hudson Valley Foie Gras in upstate New York will be glad to sell and ship you a fabulous one produced in US. I get mine there.

Oct 18, 2014
ChefJune in France

Visiting Paris in November for 40th Anniversary

Yesterday I received a no hold barred recommendation for l'Assiette. I am definitely hoping to get there before this adventure is over, and I suggest you do the same. (big smile.)

Oct 16, 2014
ChefJune in France

Major change of plans... will I be blacklisted at places when I cancel???

I was there in November my last 2 visits -- near the end of the month. Weather was fine, and Paris was just as wonderful as ever.

Oct 13, 2014
ChefJune in France
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Paris from mid-September to mid-October!

Amen, mangeur. I always feel sad when someone tells be they've "been to Paris," and it was just for a few days, but they feel they've seen/done it all.

Oct 11, 2014
ChefJune in France

Our 1st time in Paris!! Want to do it right!!

If you're interested in Josephine, you should know it's Chez Dumonet, not "Dumont." You'll never find it that way. And it's a place I LOVE.

Oct 11, 2014
ChefJune in France

Have you all seen Ruth Reichl on Jules Verne?

so sad because to the uninitiated, it SOUNDS like the ideal, romantic dinner. The Eiffel Tower, a famous chef, wow. Except not...

Oct 11, 2014
ChefJune in France

2013's Top 10 Champagne brands (based on sales)

hmmm not aware of having seen or tasted Canard-Duchêne. Is it available in US?

Oct 11, 2014
ChefJune in Wine

Charles Heidsieck chef de caves dies at age 55

really sad news. :(

Oct 11, 2014
ChefJune in Wine

Have you all seen Ruth Reichl on Jules Verne?

Thought you'd find this interesting.
http://www.eater.com/2014/10/10/69599...

Oct 10, 2014
ChefJune in France
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Paris from mid-September to mid-October!

Carole, can't find your email addy. Please email me. Sorry for this kind of post but it is about lunch in Paris!!!

Oct 10, 2014
ChefJune in France

Marche de Pays de L'Aveyron a Paris-Bercy

Well, fooey! I won't be there until Wednesday. Seems I'm missing this beauty! Ah, well....

Oct 10, 2014
ChefJune in France

Obituary: Harvey Posert Jr

Oh, that's sad news, indeed. I met him many years ago while he was working for Mondavi. He was very nice to me and introduced me to a good many folks in the wine industry in CA.

Oct 06, 2014
ChefJune in Wine

Eric Briffard leaving Le Cinq

really sorry I didn't get there while the getting was good.

Ah well, I have certainly enjoyed some magnificent meals in Paris, and shall again!

Oct 06, 2014
ChefJune in France

70th birthday in November

Food at Babbo is wonderful. The noise level, however, is off-putting.

Oct 04, 2014
ChefJune in Manhattan

Best Bistros in Paris (Chez Denise, L'ami Louis or Aux Lyonnais)

even though they protest loudly that they are...

Oct 03, 2014
ChefJune in France
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Ideal wine with marinated raw fish

Not Sancerre, Andy? or ... can you get Ampelidae wines? Sauvignon blanc from an unclassified part of the Loire. Frederic Brochet makes some delicious ones...

Oct 02, 2014
ChefJune in Wine

Ideal wine with marinated raw fish

there's no "cilantro" in this dish, Tombstone Shadow. Coriander seeds are quite different in flavor from the green part of the plant.

Oct 02, 2014
ChefJune in Wine

Ladurée macaron review of eight flavors

which location of Grenier a Pain do you favor?

Oct 02, 2014
ChefJune in France

What’s So Bad About ‘Natural’?

You'd be surprised, then, at how many people don't read the labels on food packages. Then later they look pie-eyed and say, "Oh, I didn't know..."

Nothing wrong with the term "natural," except it doesn't have a defined meaning. So it means nothing.

Sep 29, 2014
ChefJune in Food Media & News

Lyon- "real food" (not looking for Michelin-style fine dining)

<Lyonnaise food is not the lightest (to say the least)>

I've been traveling to Lyon for the past 22 years, and have definitely noticed a general "lightening" of the cuisine over the years. Except in the bouchons -- which maintain the traditional food pretty exactly.

Sep 29, 2014
ChefJune in France

Sweet Jesus: Whole Foods No Longer Getting Brillat-Savarin Due to FDA?!

Interesting. the first document you linked carelessly referred to "Older Adults." Whatever the He!! that means. I know plenty of "older adults," including me who regularly eat raw milk cheeses with not deleterious effects.So who are they calling "Older?" To a 30-year-old, someone who's 50 is "old."...

Sep 29, 2014
ChefJune in Cheese

Which cheese & wine pairing? Test of 5 cheeseburgers v. cabernet....

Imho, Parmigiano Reggiano is one of the few cheeses that really stands up to big red wines, so I'm not surprised that it worked so well.

I love blue cheese with a burger, but not all of them go well with Cab. Which cheese did you use?

Interesting that you didn't try a Gruyere/Comte.

Sep 29, 2014
ChefJune in Wine

Is it me or are these synthetic corks hard to pull?

I also find some synthetic corks are very sticky in the bottle. I've kept an old corkscrew with the rabbit ears just to use on those "corks." this after I broke a couple of really nice waiters corkscrews trying to get the d*mn things out.

Sep 29, 2014
ChefJune in Wine

Pate To Go

Here's another vote for the delicious products at Pierre Oteiza on Blvd. St. Michel. And thank you Pti... I'm copying your post above for my reference next month.

Sep 29, 2014
ChefJune in France
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