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Here is the back story.
French girl, expat for 8 years, going back with american husband to Paris for a weekend.
Happens to be his bday. wants something special, not outreageously priced (not 200 euros/pp, more like 50-70 for lunch if it is a prix fixe)
We like fine dining, american contemporary cuisine. I am not a fan of very traditionnal french cuisine.. find it a little boring. I Love fancy, nice places, he does not like fussy places (we went to jean georges in NYC and he did not like it as much because it was too fussy, i thought it was perfect :)...)
So, I am trying to find placed for our 3 days wekeend in Paris in.... August boohoo.
we are going there for a wedding, did not choose the dates!
Considering le cinq, chez l'ami jean etc.. the list from chowhound and the michelin list.
Which of these famous bargain fine dining lunch, would in your opinion be the most creative and less traditional fussy french? (let's just assume they are open, cause I am not going to make you check each one of them.. I know most will be closed..)
Also any fantastic thai/asian in paris?
I want to convinve my hubby that there can be good creative food in Paris.. :)