We are finally back in Paris from Sept 28 to October 13. Our last trip in May 2012 was 11 nights with our 8 year old grandson, so gourmet a/o adventurous dining took a back seat to picnics, crepes and Chez Clement, lol (although we did make it to West Country Girl, Jeanne A and another orgasmic lunch at LCJ ~ the last one just me and some like minded hounds).
So I need to catch up on my "list" without making myself sick with gluttony. I've tried to plan a good mix of old favourites, new finds, traditional bistros and more contemporary cuisine.
Here's how we will spend our Paris trip :)
Sept 28 ~ keeping it open as we'll be jet lagged. Probably easy lunch near our apartment on rue Bourg Tibourg and early dinner at Pizza Momo, a reliable place for a fast, cheap meal that we've enjoyed over the last few years
Sept 29 ~ Baron Rouge for lunch (hopefully the oysters are out) and Le Pere Claude with friends (their suggestion, not mine ~ hope it doesn't suck, lol)
Sept 30 ~ Septime (dinner)
Oct 1 ~ Pleine Mer for an early dinner before a Johnny Lang concert at New Morning
Oct 2 ~ Bistro Paul Bert (dinner)
Oct 3 ~ Au Petit Sud Ouest for lunch (for Den's foie gras fix) and maybe L'Avant Comptoir for some nibbles after walking off our foie gras and duck at D'Orsay
Oct 4 ~ lunch at Spring (5th time at Mr Rose's temple of gastronomy)
Oct 5 ~ dinner at another favourite, Au Vieux Comptoir in the 1st
Oct 6 ~ possible lunch at Jeanne B, dinner at Marie Celeste (going early enough to start with the 1 euro oysters, lol)
Oct 7 ~ dinner at Paul Bert 6
Oct 8 ~ Eurostar to London for the day. In 9 trips to Paris, this is only the second time we have left the city (went to Reims in the fall of 2010).
Oct 9 ~ dinner at Pirouette
Oct 10 ~ possible lunch at Dans les Landes w/friends, possible dinner at Pierre Sang Boyer or Bones ~ thoughts?
Oct 11 ~ lunch at Chez l'Ami Jean w/friends, Fleetwood Mac at Bercy, looking for some place very casual, open late, near the Omnisport Arena that doesn't suck after the concert. We'll probably still be really full from lunch, so maybe more of a cheese/charcuterie place
Oct 12 ~ last night ~ thinking of either Bones or Ober Sale. Thoughts?
I like to book most dinners to avoid the dreaded "where are we eating tonight" syndrome which often leads us to making last minute, ofter horrible decisions which are based on hunger and desperation. Our days will be spend walking and exploring different corners of Paris. Breakfasts are always croissant, pain au chocolat, yogurt and fruit with coffee in our apartment and lunches are easy and fast, except for the few I've booked.
That's it ~ we plan to hit Comme a Lisbonne for those wonderful Portuguese tarts and Georges Larnicol for his addictive little Kouign Amanns since our apartment is close to both.
So our only decisions are Pierre Sang Boyer or Bones, and Ober Sale or Bones. We enjoyed Henry James at Au Passage in 2011 but as always, so many places, so little time, lol
13 more sleeps until we leave! Trying not to wish my life away, but.....eeekkkk! Den's going to have to tie me down so I don't float away in the next 2 weeks.
Happy weekend, everyone!