Fairly new to the board as a poster. I have a business conference in Barcelona and Lisbon with a co-worker and as part of our flight arrangements we've engineered a 24 hour lay-over in Paris before returning to Atlanta.
Our company booked us in the 17th, at the Hotel Concorde La Fayette.
I visited Paris once as a teenager (I'm 43 now) and had an amazing time, but I was visiting family that lived in Torcy, and so it was a guided tour type of a trip. My co-worker has never been to Paris. Neither one of us speak French. We are both foodies, which is to say there isn't anything we wouldn't try or eat.
For lunch we were hoping to eat cheese, bread, and to drink wine and beer.
For dinner maybe a modest tasting menu or fixed menu (is less than 100E pp with wine asking a lot?). We would like to eat French food. We also wouldn't mind cabbing it from the hotel to somewhere else, I understand the 17th is a little out there. Lastly, we would like to not have to wear jacket and tie since work will finally be over for us. Business casual ok? Jeans with a shirt and a nice sweater would be ideal.
What is a good reservation time in Paris? In Spain our earliest will be 9PM. Is it similar in Paris?