We are a family of four with two well-behaved chowpups. Okay, truth be told, one true chowpup and one somewhat picky eater who luckily will be satisfied by steak frites-type fare wherever we go.
We will be arriving in Paris on a July Saturday morning and departing on the following Tuesday afternoon. Staying in a flat near the St. Michel metro stop. This adds the twist of having to plan around Sunday and Monday restaurant closures, but here is my plan. It's been wonderful reading the many threads on this board, and the plan has changed many times as a result! Any comments are greatly appreciated!
* Saturday *
(Lunch) Market for picnic supplies in Maubert (Pierre Oteiza, Eric Kayser, Nicholas, Laurent Dubois). Find a bench near the Seine and picnic while gazing at Notre Dame.
(Dinner) Les Degres de Notre Dame or l'Ange 20 - we're going to be jet lagged and most likely cranky - need an easy, friendly, yummy place to crash and enjoy a simple meal. Any other suggestions close by St. Michel?
Ice cream after dinner at either Berthillon or Amorino. Do folks have feedback for either?
* Sunday *
(Lunch) Pho 67 - Both chowpups love pho and want to try Vietnamese food in Paris. Any better suggestions in the 5th arr.? Or would it be better to just make the schlep to the rue Choisy for Pho 14 or Song Hoang? If it's too hot to even think about pho, we might try banh mi and a sit down in the Jardin Anne Frank.
(Dinner) Dans Les Landes
* Monday *
(Lunch) Shop Rue Cler for picnic supplies and picnic in the Champs de Mars, or perhaps Cafe Breizh if weather dictates.
(Dinner) Les Papilles
* Tuesday *
(Lunch) Pick up market food at Marche St. Quentin, devour on train to London
Although Chez l'Ami Jean and Spring sound absolutely fabulous, we are trying to keep it simple. They will have to wait untl the chowpups are a little older and can both truly appreciate the artistry. Something for the next trip!