Hi fellow hounds! I'm going back to Paris in mid-June (swung through in 2006 for 3 days while studying abroad) and bringing my parents along for the trip. I'm looking to give them the full Parisian culinary experience (and myself as well, since I was a poor student living on crepes and gyros when I went, sleeping four people in two beds!) I'm trying to split up three dinners and three lunches, and have a pretty good idea of what I'm looking for: cuisine that exemplifies French cooking, reasonable prices, and semi-casual atmosphere. I wrote off the famous Michelin starred places because we won't be packing anything more formal than khakis and a polo. I'm having trouble finding places that are open on the days we'll be there (Sat/Sun/Mond/Tues), but I've narrowed it down to the following plan:
Arrive Saturday evening, staying in Montparnasse area: dinner at Monsieur Lapin or Le Parc Aux Cerf (close by, hound suggested)
Sunday lunch - swing through a market/bakery/etc on way to Jardin du Luxembourg, St. Germain, Notre Dame, Eiffel Tower
Sunday dinner - La Rotonde (good words on the board, open on Sunday)
Monday lunch - head to Les Halles, work through Louvre/Champs de Elysees/Arc de Triumph, head up to Montmatre
Monday dinner - Josephine Chez Dumonet
Tuesday lunch - L'ami Jean, flight at 6:50 to Venice
If you have suggestions or better ideas (food/tourism/anything), please feel free to let me know!
Also, I can give you recommendations for Florence, as I studied abroad (more like ate abroad) there for 4 months.