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Paris: Upcoming Salon Du Chocolate and 4 day trip to Paris

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Paris: Upcoming Salon Du Chocolate and 4 day trip to Paris

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ctkathy | | Oct 9, 2008 12:31 AM

I am currently living in London and will be here for several years. In the past my husband and I visited the Chocolate Show in New York held in mid November. The same organizers do these shows in several locations, including Paris. This year it is being held October 29-November 2 at the Paris Expo, Porte de versailles in the 15th. Tickets are available through FNAC (French only) for 12 Euros each which includes one day admittance.

We have been to Paris before when the economy wasn't such a problem and had the opportunity to try some fine dining establishments at that time. Now we are going for the more modest restaurants.

Thursday dinner L'Ami Jean
Friday lunch Atelier Joel Robuchon
Friday dinner La Regalade
Saturday dinner L' Petit Troquet
Sunday dinner Mon Viell Ami

Probably we will go to the Show on either Saturday or Sunday. Would anyone know a good place for lunch near the Porte de Versailles that would be open on Saturday or Sunday?

Also, would anyone know of a good wine tasting experience on Saturday? I found a website of a company called O Chateau that has several options--anyone used them? Would really like to take a day trip onn our own to Reims but just dont think there is time. Has anyone done the bus trip to Reims? Worth the time?

Any other high level wine experiences to recommend? We do not speak French other than a few words.

Thanks very much.

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