Hi, I've been a long reader of chow hound but just signed up so I could post for our upcoming trip to Paris this week. We're arriving this Sunday morning from nyc and will be in Paris until Wednesday night (from there we're going to London and will be in London until Sun morning so London recs are welcome too). I'm planning to propose to my girlfriend of 8 yrs in Paris so I am excited. After extensive reading on Chowhound and Paris by Mouth, I have the following lineup so far. All comments, suggestions, deletions, additions are much appreciated. we are staying near the arc de triomphe in the 17th district right outside the palais de congres.
Sunday lunch (light since we'll be jet legged from red eye): Breizh Cafe (could move to dinner)
Sunday afternoon snack: L'As du Fallafel
Sun afternoon sweets: Berthillion; Jacques Genin
planning to visit Notre Dame, Pantheon, St. Chapelle, Jardin Luxembourg
Sun night sweets: Pierre Herme
No plans Sun night yet, may be too tired: maybe Pho 14 or likafo?
Mon - so far lunch reservation at Le Severo because I want good steak frites but may cancel if we find a better option
Mon night - trying to get Frenchie but should probably give up hope
thinking of checking out arc de triopmhe, sacre coeur in montmatre, opera garner, champs elysees, galleries lafayette
Tues lunch: Chez L'Ami Jean at 12pm
check out eiffel tower before. will try to go to Versailles after lunch - is this too ambitious?
Wed lunch: Spring
going to the Louvre and Angelina's after
we are also considering these restaurants:
le comptoir du relais
La Régalade Saint Honoré
should we splurge for lunch at Le Cinq?
Also, keep in mind my girlfriend usually tends to gravitate towards asian food, she tends to find Western food too heavy but will indulge on this trip since she will probably be disappointed by the Asian options in Paris
thank you very much!