the last time i was in paris alone, two years ago, i ate at lots of great places, but got very tired of being the absolutely only person alone--it seems the french do nothing by themselves. i went to joel robechon's atelier, le comptoir, the restaurant at the modern design museum, and several other fancy pants places. i know how to dress, i speak passable french as long as i don't have to discuss future events, yet still, i felt a bit, well, stared at.
i'm going to be in paris for four days in july. i don't like to do the tourist thing, i like exciting food experiences, doesn't matter if they are cheap or expensive as long as they are remarkable, and i tend to like the new modern and hip.