Hello dear Paris Hounds,
I am starting to think about the Paris leg of our October pilgrimage. This year we're starting in Burgundy (an apartment in Beaune), staying 7 nights, then on to Paris for 5 nights. Thanks to all of you, I have a great list for Burgundy and can't wait as I've never been there (To any of you going to Burgundy, there are numerous recent threads available, just do a search)
And then there's the usual Paris dilemma; so many places, so little time. And it's October, which means that the Mr SisterE will want game and more game, lots of game and any kind (which is ok with me).
I'm intrigued with our perennial fave Chez L'Ami Jean's new menu, which will be in effect when we're there, hopefully with some game on offer. We are thinking that we might ought to go back to our other recent fave, Vivant, just because we really like it and it's close to our apartment this time.
I was also thinking about Terroir Parisian. And we will definitely seek out lots of oysters.
Sorry to ramble but as you can see I put a lot of thought into planning our meals (and enjoy it so I thank you in advance for your patience), My questions (finally!): What are your thoughts on Repaire de Cartouche? Never been, although we had several very good meals at Cafe Cartouche several years ago. Reviews of Repaire de Cartouche seem mixed. We've gone to A La Biche au Bois many times...not sure if we should return or try another new to us place. And I want to switch it up after all that game...Saturne? Never been there. Or Septime? ditto. We like market-based cooking, places where the food is the star, meaning that we don't really care about the surroundings or the service so much (unless either or both are SO bad that it detracts from the experience. It takes a lot to upset us if we're eating wonderful food and drinking wonderful wine). And nothing that will totally break the bank, say 100-to maybe150e a couple with sufficient wine.
Thanks! I will definitely report back.