thanksgiving in paris?

Nov 4th, 2007, 04:51 PM
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thanksgiving in paris?

we will be visiting our daughter for thanksgiving and she hopes that we can have a traditional (sort of) thanksgiving meal that thursday evening. We do not have access to a kitchen. Any suggestions?
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Nov 4th, 2007, 05:01 PM
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http://www.thanksgivingparis.com/

This is an american restaurant and store in Paris. I think they do a Thanksgiving Dinner.
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Nov 4th, 2007, 05:57 PM
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When we were staying in an apt in the 7th, we wandered ito the American Store on rue St Paul.
They had all the products that I am missing now , living in South America lol.
If you don't find what you want ... just go somewhere like Allard in the 6th and order a roast chicken and potatoes etc and make it your own unique away from home Thanksgiving together ..
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Nov 4th, 2007, 06:46 PM
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When we were in Paris for Thanksgiving we dined at Le Violon d'Ingres, and one of the main courses on Chef Constant's carte was turkey. It was wonderful.
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Nov 4th, 2007, 08:32 PM
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Oh my, turkey dinner at Le Violin d'Ingres sounds delightful!
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Nov 4th, 2007, 09:10 PM
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Even though the French very rarely buy a whole turkey (and the turkeys sold in France are less than half as big as those American monsters), France is the #3 country in the world for the consumption of turkey meat, after Israel (#1) and the US (#2).
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Nov 5th, 2007, 10:12 AM
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Kerouac, amazing trivia! where do you find this stuff??
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Nov 5th, 2007, 10:28 AM
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When ate a full Thanksgiving dinner at Joe Allen's in the 1st: http://www.joeallenrestaurant.com/Paris_Info.html
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Nov 5th, 2007, 11:31 AM
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Sorry, ddena, I got my amazing trivia wrong. The actual figures for the top ten are:
(lb. per capita)
1. Israel 34.6
2. Slovakia 31.3
3. United States 16.1
4. France 13.7
5. Hungary 12.8
6. Grenada 12.1
7. Dominica 11.2
7. Ireland 11.2
7. Samoa 11.2

It's in the November 2007 issue of National Geographic!
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Nov 5th, 2007, 12:39 PM
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sigh Underhill
We were there in early November each time and did not have Turkey but whatever we had..it was perfection !

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Nov 15th, 2007, 08:35 PM
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I had Thanksgiving in Paris and wouldn't trade it. But we didn't seek out a traditional Thanksgiving dinner - seemed much more fun to just be in Paris and know among our little group of 6 that it was Thanksgiving.

We had our big meal at lunch at Chez l'amis Louis: escargot (magnifique), fois gras, pommes frites and roast chicken - just about as good as roast chicken gets, but with all that goose fat and butter, why wouldn't it be?

But these are GREAT birds, so split one 4 ways. Especially if you opt for the snails and pate.

Not budget, buy great.

Another spot for a "festive" meal with a holiday kind of quality might be Bofinger's. Not remotely like turkey and sweet potatoes (which I dearly love) but hearty and not fussy, yet in a great setting where you can dress up a little and call it a holiday. But whatever you choose, it will likely be great. It's Paris, after all.
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