Hello Paris Chowhounders and Happy New Year!
I am just starting to plan a family trip to Paris (from New York City) for March. This board has been immensely helpful in selecting restaurants. Below is my proposed itin. The family size is 4 and ranges in age from 40-68. I am not the foodie in the group -- this is more of a gift to my parents --- but I do enjoy food and have worked hard to try to find places that will show off both the high end dining scene and the newer, younger sports.
In the past, I've done similar trips with my parents to California, where we definitely did hit some food fatigue with the restaurants in Napa Valley, so I'm hoping that the dinners and a few "off days' from the michelins for lunch will provide a rest for the palate. While I think the wine bars of some of these places (like Frenchies and Vivant Table) would be terrific places for our dinners, I wonder if they will be too crowded (for my parents to be comfortable?), which is why I was thinking to book tables at their restaurants.
This group will be largely focused on the food, and a lot less on the wine (we don't know very much but definitely enjoy indulging in a few glasses -- mostly at night though).
My parents speak a little french, but I've tried to select restaurants that will accommodate non-french speakers.
Day / Lunch / Dinner
Wednesday - ? / Spring
Thursday - Pierre Gagnaire / ?
Friday - ? / Vivant Table
Saturday- ? / Bones
Sunday- Le Cinq / Le Richer
Monday- Le Meurice / Frenchies
I've recently become intrigued with Goust, Garance and Roseval. Do any of these places merit a dinner spot over any of those listed above? If not, I can slot in Goust and Garance for lunch. Roseval is only open for dinner.
Thanks in advance for any comments!