I'd like to send a quick thanks for the regular posters on this board and to John Talbott for putting together such a great website, which I've killed countless hours on the past few days.
My wife and I are going on a 15 day trip through Europe and I have been working on planning our Sunday and Monday (I know, a lot of places are closed) in Paris.
We arrive at 11:30 a.m. by train on Sunday. Question number one, I figure we can get to our hotel in the 1st and drop off our bags by 12:30. What open air market has the most potential that late in the day for us to graze and enjoy different food stands as well as experience the buzz of a Paris Outdoor market? Thoughts on BistroY... Les Papilles for lunch?
I have sent an inquiry to the Hidden Kitchen couple to see if I could get on their list for Sunday evening. If that doesn't work out, I am thinking Le Marcab. Thoughts? It seems to be well reviewed and at a generous price point. Chez L'ami Jean and Rech had originally caught my eye for its Neo-Bistro approach but of course it is Sunday. Any suggestions are appreciated.
On Monday I plan to make a reservation for the Prix Fixe lunch at ZKG. Seems like a great choice based on John Talbott's writings. In fact, I spent a day in Paris two years ago and really wanted to go to ZKG but the company I was with could not appreciate it.
I imagine a lighter meal will be appropriate for Monday night. Maybe a wine bar with small plates? Fish seems to be a popular choice.
Is there anywhere in Paris that is well known for craft cocktails?
On Tuesday we are headed to Reims for a night, any suggestions on dining and small artisan champagne houses in the region are appreciated.
Wednesday we are headed down to Puligny Montrachet, any suggestions for wineries that produce great Red Burgundy on the way to Puligny are appreciated as is any dining options for lunch north of Beaune and dinner in the Beaune area. I have read good things about Ma Cuisine.
Thanks to all in advance. Of course all suggestions are appreciated and please let me know if you have any questions.