Dining in Paris-Another question

Jan 18th, 2008, 07:49 AM
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Yes, Juan Sanchez and his shop is La Derniere Goutte at 6, rue de Bourbon LeChateau in the 6th. He's American born, so no need to know any French. Patricia Wells said he works with her cooking classes alot now and is a huge resource for her. He spent alot of time with us, selecting wines from areas of France where we were traveling to last year. He travels to the vineyards himself selecting the best! His prices are very reasonable and each weekend the shop offers free tastings. You can sign up on his e-mail list for updates. email: [email protected]

Thanks so much for your help. We're only in Paris for 3 nights in March, since we're starting in Normandy, then Paris, Rome, Florence and Venice for a grand overview for our grandson's spring break! We've never covered so much area in so little time, but I think it's going to be great! He's very excited and I'm working hard on trying to put together a trip he'll long remember!
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If one of the Plats du Jour is Tete de Veau, choose the other one.
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Feb 6th, 2008, 10:06 AM
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Hi girlonthego,

We went to Paris and Provence last summer with our two teen girls (then 16 and 19.) You will have so much fun! Our girls are adventurous eaters, but our younger daughter must have had a croque-monsieur or salade nicoise every day for lunch. Both are very non-threatening (ham and cheese sandwich and a tuna salad , yet very French, and your kids can have fun ordering them knowing they are eating French food. Their absolute favorites were the Hot Chocolate at Angelina and Berthilllon Ice Cream (make sure you order one of the more unusual flavors--here is a safe way to be brave.) And we all really enjoyed our dinner at FISH in the 6th. Very casual, great food, especially seafood, of course. They speak English there so you will have no problem ordering.

Finally, something my girls really loved was visiting places they had either studied in school (the Conciergerie, where Marie Antoinette was imprisoned, famous paintings at the Louvre or Musee D'Orsay) or that they had seen in movies (Montmartre from Amelie, the Colonnade at the Palais Royal from Charade, etc.) And do take a night cruise on the Seine and see the Eiffel Tower sparkle.Magical!

I did a (very long) trip report last year, but for some reason search does not work...if you wish to read it you can click on my name.

Have fun!
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Feb 6th, 2008, 11:20 AM
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tarte tatin, gratin dauphinois, most kinds of quiche I'd think, brandade de morue, creme caramel.
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Feb 6th, 2008, 05:55 PM
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Thanks Hax! I have bookmarked your trip report and I am enjoying reading about your escapades in Paris!! I have already warned the girls about the metro.... LOL

I will finish reading it tomorrow. Thanks for the great tips. We are so excited to go on our european adventure. I like the ham and cheese. I think that may be a favorite for me. Do they serve french onion soup in Paris or is that an american soup just called french onion? I love french onion soup and I am curious because no one mentions it on here as something they look for in Paris..hmmm
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Feb 8th, 2008, 10:10 AM
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Yes, but they just call it "onion soup". My daughter had that, too--It's easy to find. Do try a few new foods, though--don't miss the Fois Gras-while everything in Paris seemed overpriced due to the dollar, the few bargains included Fois gras and wine!

Glad you enjoyed the report. Don't be afraid of the metro--just wandering hands! Have fun!
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Feb 8th, 2008, 02:01 PM
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Hi SB,

>If one of the Plats du Jour is Tete de Veau, choose the other one.

What if the other is Rognons au Nature?
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Feb 8th, 2008, 02:34 PM
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Hi, Ira,

Quelle horreur! I never thought of that contingency.
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Feb 13th, 2008, 11:16 AM
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bookmarking your great suggestions!
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Mar 2nd, 2008, 12:43 AM
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So glad I found this thread, thanks Images2 for all your suggestions. My Dh and I are taking our daughter and granddaughter in June to Paris and Provence, she is 16 (smart girl, promised trip for honors at school, it has been tuff year for her, parents are not as smart, divorcing, so this trip I would like to be special for her.) I am going to find the wine shop, I have so many of Patricia Wells books, I wanted to attend her cooking school, but the price is over the moon, so this will be fun. I bet you have helped this business. Do any of you know of decent restaurants in the 1st, we are staying at the Brighton. Have stayed there before and restaurants we did not care for. Also from Fodorites, going to try the Segway Tour for granddaughter. Thanks again....Gosh this is all over the place, hope it makes some sense....happy travels
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Mar 3rd, 2008, 03:38 AM
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Willi's Wine Bar in the 1st is great! I've dined here 3 times, the food is very French and they have a wonderful selection of wine. It has an attractive, but small dining room. Reserve for lunch or dinner, it's always crowded.

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Mar 3rd, 2008, 09:04 AM
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So glad this post keeps getting added to!
All the suggestions are being checked out and written down!
Thanks everyone
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