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My Paris Restaurant Itinerary & Shopping List - Please review


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My Paris Restaurant Itinerary & Shopping List - Please review

tastebudseattle | | Sep 2, 2014 04:09 PM


I've spent the last couple of months on CH putting together a list of restaurants, made a few reservations, and compiled of list of goodies to bring home with me to Seattle. I would love your input and expertise on what I have so far.

* as a note, in a perfect world I would have reservations for every dinner or lunch in Paris, but it wouldn't fly with my travel companion. She's not a planner and would have a problem revolving her day around a specific time to eat.

With that being said, here's the list:

Things to buy in Paris:

1. Salted caramels from Jacques Genin

2. Speculaas cream

3. Mustard "on tap" from the Maille Boutique at 6 Place de la Madeleine

4. Hédiard's 3 peppers mustard and Herbes de Provence - around the corner from Maille.

5. Savora, a spiced mustard-based spread

6. A chunk of aged comté

7. Christine Ferber jam - the best selection is at La Grand Épicerie, however Da Rosa sells them as well, although they’re a few more euros per jar.

8. Champagne vinegar from Huilerie LeBlanc and from G Detou I get dried mushrooms like cepes and morels as well as fabulous almond paste.

9. Big bag of course grey sea salt and fleur de sel de Guérande

10. Gerard Mulot pastries

11. Dehillerin, whether it's a commercial grade saute or sauce pan, or something easier to carry, such as a specialty knife, whisk, chinois.

12. Bon Maman Madeleines

13. Pierre Hermé Pates de Fruits

Restaurant Reservations: I have 7 nights before leaving for Avignon - we won't eat out for all of them.

Thursday - David Toutain

Friday- Franck Enee

Saturday -Atelier de Joel Robuchon Saint-Germain

Sunday - Le Coq Rico

We're staying in the 6th. Here's my list of Cafe's:


Le Flore

La Palette

Breizh Café - buckwheat crepes In Marias - stick with the classic complète with ham, cheese, and a sunny-side egg


Cafe Trama

Gerard Mulot - Wonderful pastries.

Breakfast in the 6th:

Eggs&Co, Un Dimanche à Paris, Ralph's (whose courtyard is paradise in summer), Colorova, Cafe Cassette, Le Bel Ami, etc. Bread & Roses

Drinks in the 6th: need a little help here

La Closerie des Lilas - the Hemingway bar

Restaurants I want to try but have not reserved. Major edit please!!


Chez Jenny for good choucroute

6Paul Bert

Chez Dumonet

**Chez L'Ami Jean - haven't been able to get a hold of them to reserve.

Le Stella

Les Papilles

Le Pont de Yunnan - Chinese


Cafe Les Deux Magots

Youpi et Voila

Le Verre Vole

Ze Kitchen Galerie - cuz John Talbot said so!

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