Does anyone have any good tips on avoiding food overload in Paris?
Here is my problem; both my wife and I love food, but tend to burn out quickly when eating out in restaurants night after night (as you would on a vacation). For example, if we go to dinner on Friday night, we try to eat at home on Saturday. As it sometimes happens, our social life calls for more intense weekends--think dinner and drinks on Friday, dinner with friends on Saturday, and brunch with other friends on Sunday. By the end of the weekend like that, I just don't want to eat anymore. What a shame it would be to experience food burnout in the culinary capital of the world?!
We've tried to spread out our more intense reservations, i.e., 3+ courses, by a day or so to prevent such burnout. But what do we do in between? Does anyone have good recommendations for interesting places to grab lighter fare? Our perfect "in between" meal would be, for example, a nice cheese plate, some oysters and good wine. Now, we've found places like this in our hometown (Wash, DC) but they are far and few between.