Hélène Darroze Paris!

Old Apr 5th, 2019, 11:39 AM
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Hélène Darroze Paris!

Keith and I will be in Paris in August to attend to the Countess de Billy. We are going to stay overnight in Versailles to see the palace and grounds.

Whilst in Paris, we want to dine at Hélène Darroze.

Have any of you darlings dined here?

Do tell.

Thin🐩

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Yes but the hot tripe specials turned me off.
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Old Apr 5th, 2019, 12:43 PM
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Thin,
Did you dine at les Climats when you last visited Paris? Did you enjoy it?
I'll look forward to reading about your experience at Hélène Darroze.
Merci bien!
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Old Apr 5th, 2019, 01:40 PM
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Les Climats was fantastic. Such delicious food and the staff was lovely.


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Old Apr 5th, 2019, 01:42 PM
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Auxois. Thin 🐩
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Oh, yes. That may be lunch on Thanksgiving Day! Thanks!
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Hélène Darroze*has two restaurants in Paris. I went to her new Joia a few months ago. The reviews from my party were mixed. I thought my moules were the best I’ve ever had.

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Thin.....went to Darroze last year and while it was very nice, not nearly so as Les Climats was to me........Climats was more sophisticated and elegant.....Food at Darroze was very good, but, it just lacked something that made me want to hurry back.
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Thin...we recently went to Le Violin d'Ingres on a Sunday night and enjoyed it very much..fewer people than Friday and Saturday and lovely service and delicious food.
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Thanks, Traviata.

We wanted to try someplace new. I have been to Violon d'Ingres about 4 times.

We loved loved Les Climats, and also Pottoka.

Maybe Le Ze Kitchen?

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Old Apr 6th, 2019, 11:02 AM
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The website of Hélène Darroze says that the restaurant that bears her name is closed for renovation until further notice. Should have reopened by August but it basically invalidates any of the old reviews. Some of the staff and chefs may have changed in the intervening months.

~ Hélène Darroze - Restaurant Gastronomique Paris et Londres
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The Hélène Darroze restaurant on rue d'Assas is closed.
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Thin,

You might want to try Philippe Excoffier. Just down the street from Pottoka. Have been there several times and thoroughly enjoyed.
Restaurant Philippe Excoffier
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Thin.......we have enjoyed Le Baudelaire in the Hotel Le Burgundy. Had lunch twice and tea once and it was lovely. I think you might like it.
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Thank you, Traviata. Baudelaire looks like a possibility.

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Mmmmmmmm-- seared scallops! I do think that's a good test of a kitchen, if they can prepare amazing seared scallops.
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I know this isn't what you asked for, Thin, but since you're going in August, have you ever tried one of the rooftop terrace bars/restaurants in Paris? We've started trying them out on summer trips, and some of them are quite delightful. We haven't dined at one yet, though, just had drinks and snacks.

https://www.timeout.fr/paris/musique/point-ephemere
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Is this of interest? Just came in my email but it has a January dateline

https://www.francetoday.com/travel/p...eid=df859ee764
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