Hi. We are a group of four women going to Paris for a week to celebrate a fiftieth birthday. Two of us have been multiple times and the other two have never been. We all appreciate good food and wine and are unfussy eaters.
We are renting an apartment in the Marais quite close to Place des Vosges. We arrive on a Sunday and will probably want to eat within walking distance of the apartment. We are thinking of Chez Janou, Bistrot Populaire or Cafe des Musees.
We are celebrating the birthday at La Fontaine de Mars because the atmosphere is right up the birthday girl's alley and because I am dying to have that fab ile flottante again!
I definitely want to try Astier, Le Villaret, Breizh Cafe and Bistro Paul Bert.
We are also thinking of Au Bon Accuiel.
It's been ages, but I have had yummy meals at A la Biche au Bois. Is it still good? Ditto, Ambassade D'Auvergne? Rotisserie du Beaujolais?
Been reading loads of blogs and like the sound of Temps des Cerises. Any thoughts?
Also, we'd be up for an ethnic meal. We're big fans of Vietnamese food. Anything worth seeking out? Anything else yummy that you'd recommend?
One last thing, we'd like to try a traditional brasserie. Got a fave?
Any shellfish places? I want oysters and lots of them!
Also, got any good down and dirty bar/cafes you'd like to share? I wouldn't mind a good mindless drinking session.
Thanks for any light you can shed! I've been reading this forum relentlessly and really wish to thank all of the regular contributors. It's so lovely that you have shared all your experiences! I have a big crush on John Talbott. He rocks! :)