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We are leaving in 2 days! happy daaance

I had a thread before this and merci to all who helped us! If you followed that thread you will remember that our friend living in the Marais (Rue Charlemagne) is hosting us for 2 wks and as a thank you, we wanted to take him out to dinner. Instead, he suggested I cook for him. He does not cook one bit and I can see why he would prefer a home cooked meal. I think this is also a fun way to explore the boulangerie, fromagerie, butcher, markets, wine store.

I am not familiar with the markets in Paris and I'm hoping you guys could help me out. I do not want it to be complicated nor does it have to be extravagant, but I would like the dinner to be special. I was thinking simple but delicious dishes that constitute a few fresh seasonal ingredients would be perfect. There is a burner but I have to double check if he has an oven. To make it extra special do you think I should make it a multi-course meal? 4-5 courses with champagne, wine and maybe a port too? I can buy already made dessert or assemble the ingredients at home. I need some ideas please! He does not cook so I will assume all he has at home is butter, olive oil, salt and pepper, you know the basic stuff. I am confident I can pull this off with your help! I am also not wed to the multi-course idea if you have something better -- no dietary restrictions.

We received so many great suggestions from this board and I will happily report back for those interested to know how it all turned out as my big Merci beau coup!! Maybe with some pictures too!

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