I took my son to Paris when he was 12 and he loved it. He had chicken at Chez L'Ami Louis the lunch degustation at Lucas Carton, the plateau at Bofinger and frankly I have allowed his food preoccupation to drive me into penury.
Now he is 18 and has requested another trip. He would like to visit a good representation of Bakeries, Patisseries, and of course, restaurants. We will be in Paris January 4th to 11th.
We will not concentrate on starred restaurants but would certainly consider one or two good lunch menus. Le Cinq seems to be a good deal.
He loves great roast chicken and steak as most teenagers do but he has adventurous tastes too.
Since we are in France we will likely avoid Asian food for example in favour of french regional cuisine. Are L'Ambassade d'Auvergne and Le Trou Gascon still putting out good food for example?
The provisional restaurant list includes Le Severo, Yves Camdeborde, Chez Denise, Benoit, Chez Paul, L'Ami Jean, Au Bon Accueil, Aux Lyonais.
Patissieries include Pierre Herme, Gerard Mulot, La Duree, Hugo et Victor and Jacques Genin.
Cheese shops: Laurent Dubois, Quatrehomme, Barthelemy and Canton.
Your thoughts and recs would be greatly appreciated. We may never be able to do this trip again and so I am trying to put together an enjoyable , memorable and educational visit.
Thank you for your help.