Thanks to all posters (especially souphie, uhockey) for the tips and reports on Paris. Will be heading to Paris in mid-June, and have secured reservations at Gagnaire, Le Cinq, and will be calling two weeks in advance (9am sharp!) for Jean Francois Piege.
I will also be trying to secure reservations at La Bigarrade (lunch) and La Chateaubriand (dinner).
I then realise that I have to have a meal in Paris of just good, French food, no-Michelin-starred. Of duck confit, sauces, creme brulee, in a bistro where English is barely spoken (my partner can speak French) and wine is good and relatively inexpensive and flowing.
Can anybody help, please? Or do the restaurants I have listed also serve good ol' French chow? I just want a meal without any molecular twist, or 'fusion', or anything too modern.
Thank you so much in advance! I will provide a report of my trip when I am back.