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Feedback on our prize trip at the Ritz

hbfoodie7 | | Apr 18, 2010 08:22 AM

Thanks to everyone on this board who has gotten me this far in my planning.

We won that trip at the Ritz (throw tomatoes now) for my husband and I to have our first time alone since becoming parents, so this trip feels so much more significant to us than our honeymoon (when we took alone time for granted back in the day).

We need to spend "consciously" but we are going to have two nice meals, so the rest, I am looking for the 30-40EU menu range or less. We enjoy walking, so I prefer to stay in areas concentrated near the 1,2,8, 16, 7, 6th, 5th, 4th for the small amount of time we are there.

Thursday arrival:
thinking of simple tea room lunch/snack (not knowing if we will have an appetite) at something like Jean Paul Hevin, or other suggestions. By the time we get out, it may be after 2pm, so I need something serving between 2-5. Carb eye candy sounded fun to welcome us to Paris.

Thursday Dinner:
Ze Kitchen Gallerie- can anyone tell me if there is a dinner menu, or if the 35 Eu is lunch only?

Need someplace here to take a leisurely stroll around the 16th. (First planned on lunch at L'Astrance, but decided it would be fun to do a nice dinner one night instead)
Dinner at Senderens

Lunch: Need someplace while strolling around the 6th or 7th and Jardin de Luxembourg area. (I have resisted CLJ and Le Comptoir de Relais for reasons I cannot articulate )

Having dinner with local friends who live in the Marais at Le Gaigne

Wondered if afternoon tea at Le Meurice would be worth anything since the pastry chef is supposed to be excellent. Also if maybe Le Bristol offered tea in their courtyard. How would this compare to tea in London? Purpose is to find a place for nice conversation with our local friends after taking a tour of the old Opera House. Doesn't have to be tea.

Dinner at Fish

Lunch at Le Cinq
Dinner at Maceo (Where I assume we can order lightly)

We are off to spend the night at Versailles and know to avoid the Gordon Ramsey place. Other ideas in town?

Thank you to Souphe and John Talbot for many of these ideas.

I welcome any comments and feedback before we send off the reservation list soon.