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Jo1023 Mar 12th, 2008 05:38 PM

Top food experiences? Paris
Food or restaurant recommendations...what 3 or 4 things or places would you pick as not-to-be missed over a few days in Paris?

tuscanlifeedit Mar 12th, 2008 08:05 PM

The three or four things I might pick are

1. Crepes
2. Croissants
3. Le Grand Epicerie and cake from the cake shop there. You can buy a piece it and eat it anywhere
4. Cheese
5. Michel Chadon for chocolates

Ok, that's 5.

Proenza_Preschooler Mar 12th, 2008 09:05 PM

global_guy Mar 13th, 2008 01:23 AM

try Alan Ducasse at Plaza Athenee to rub shoulders with royalty, celebrities, and people who have saved their pennies for a meal of a lifetime.

Maybe go to Jules Verne in the Eiffel Tower. It seems like a touristy options and it is, but it's an excellent restaurant with arguably the world's most romantic location and has been renovated recently. It also a foodie spot.

Or go to Tour d'Argent for culinary excellence.

Ralstonlan Mar 13th, 2008 04:27 AM

You didn't mention any budget so I assume anything goes.
In that case my absolute favorite dining experiences were:
1. Taillevant
2. Jacques Cagna
3. La Truffiere

Of course, with the dollar being what it is, I would hesitate to dine at any of these places right now. I am so glad I had the opportunity when times were better.

brando Mar 13th, 2008 06:58 AM



Place: Walking bridge over the Seine, Notre Dame, the Louve, and the tower are all in sight.

ira Mar 13th, 2008 07:06 AM

Hi J,

>go to Tour d'Argent for culinary excellence.

TdA is down to 1*, but still at 3* prices.

My favorite fancy Resto is Taillevent - lunch from 70E pp.

There is a great crepe stand just outside the St. Germaine des Pres metro stop.

The Amorino chain has really great Gelato.


shelly_m Mar 13th, 2008 07:21 AM

Two words...

croque monsieur


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