We will be going to Paris the second week-end of October (arriving on Thursday and leaving on Sunday)with my brothers and sister. We will be a group of eight in total, with a pretty large spread of interest in food (me and my wife pretty serious (hobby) cooks, and extremely interested in restaurant food, one brother who really enjoys good food and wine, and most of the rest a bit "can take it or leave it", and one who is afraid of anything with taste). I have convinced the whole group that we "need" to have one 3* lunch, and have also taken the responsibility for the rest of the food-program. Help in the following areas would be greatly appreciated:
1) We are all arriving early on Thursday evening, and staying in a hotel in the Quartier Latin. Everybody will be tired from travelling (Norway/The Netherlands), and I figured on getting us a table at a Bistro in the neighbourhood. Any recomendations?
2) 3* lunch in Friday will be a challenge for some of the group in any case, so I am not planning to be too careful. Last time I had a 3* lunch in Paris was at Taillevent, which was great but very traditional and reserved. This time I figured to try the other end of the scale and go for Gaignaire. Any thoughts?
3) Saturday I will only plan in dinner. Maybe me and my brother will slip off to L'atelier de Joel Rebuchon for lunch, but this will not be a group thing. Dinner should be in a "nice traditional" French restaurant that is relatively relaxed. Could be anywhere in Paris within reasonable taxi distance. Any ideas?
4) My wife and I will probably be travelling back to The Netherlands by train, and that means that lunch will be in Terminus Nord, as it allways has been.............
Looking forward to your input