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Questions on eating at Chez L'Ami Jean


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Questions on eating at Chez L'Ami Jean

kat888 | | Jan 5, 2013 03:23 PM

Hi, all,

I am so excited to be going back to CAJ soon! Thanks again to the CH community for that recommendation.

I had a few questions about eating there:

(1) Every time we've been there, we've gotten the whole lobe of foie gras, though it's been prepared different ways each time. And then the cote du beouf, and then the rice pudding. For those of you who are regulars there, what are your favorite dishes? I feel like I should branch out!

(2) Is it possible to bring a bottle of wine? I'm not sure I want to (I think their list was good), but we'll be traveling through Burgundy and Champagne, and if we see something that is just too hard to find back home, it would be fun to buy it and drink it while in France. Would be happy to pay corkage, but not sure if that is even a typical concept in Paris.

(3) And what about taking away leftovers? I know it's not typical. But the servings at CAJ are big. Plus we are flying out the next day, and I usually like to bring my own food onto airplanes. Face it, leftovers would be a million times better than anything on an airplane! My sister-in-law is in the habit of bringing her own containers to restaurants when there's a chance there will be leftovers to be more 'green,' and I've started traveling with some. So I could bring containers. My husband used to work in a restaurant, and he hates asking for anything that would flag us as that difficult table, but I wasn't sure if this really is such a big deal.

Thanks for any advice you have to offer,


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