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Input on my somewhat idiosynchratic Parisian dinner choices?

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Input on my somewhat idiosynchratic Parisian dinner choices?

Ian F | Aug 21, 2012 05:14 PM

Hi all:

First, I would like to say how much I appreciate the time put into many of these postings, They have been invaluable to my planning.

My wife and I will be in Paris at the end of October for a week.

We have been to Paris a few times but, this is the first time that we won't have a heavy touring schedule. Just planning on soaking it in and going where we feel each day. But I had to plan out the dinners. In choosing restaurants for dinner I tried for a blend of great food, romantic settings and fun. I would appreciate any feedback on my choices, especially, the more unusual ones (not often mentioned here if at all), that I identified partially based on the timing of our stay..

These are all dinner reservations:

Day 1, Tuesday: Joséphine Chez Dumonet

Day 2, Wednesday: Relais Plaza: They features their “Swingin Relais at Plaza Athenee” the last Wednesday of the month. Sounded fun to me – Jazz and good food. Has anyone done this?

Day 3, Thursday: Lasserre. Booked their Facebook dinner offer. It is a Menu at 100€ ttc (without drinks), with 4 dishes suggested by the Chef. Has anyone done this? If so, what were the dishes?

Day 4, Friday: Caius

Day 5, Saturday: Il Vino

Day 6, Sunday: Café des Musees

Day 7, Monday: Wine Evening at Le Bristol in the 114 Faubourg restaurant. This is a once-monthly Wine Tasting Evening, held the first Monday of the month. Here is a description: Evenings start at around 7:30 with a tasting flight of four wines during which the winemaker shares tales about the vintages he's pouring. The accompanying full-course meal, tailored to the wine choices (as opposed to vice versa) by Chef Desbordes, is a set 120 Euro and can be enjoyed within the group of wine connoisseurs or tête-à-tête, whichever suits your mood for the evening. Has anyone done this?

Also, the Salon du Chocolat is in town while we are there. Worthwhile or not?

Thank you in advance for any insights. I promise to report back, especially on the ones that are a little more idiosyncratic.

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