I'm taking a very special trip to Europe with my husband and a couple of friends in May. Without getting into a lot of personal details, I have dealt with very serious health problems in which I was literally unable to eat almost entirely for the whole year in 2005. To be well enough to travel this year is something that is hugely exciting to me. And to be back eating (off and on still, but mostly on) is also hugely exciting.
We are going to be in Paris for a weekend and a week in Provence (Saignon, not far from Avignon). I have never been to France, so have no thoughts of any special places to eat. Though I don't know a ton about it, I've been thinking that I need to try to eat at a Michelin starred restaurant, just to have the experience. I'm thinking that this is probably something that one needs to plan in advance.
Does anyone have any advice about where to go (either in Paris or Provence) for a life-altering meal? And, any details you might have about the advance planning that would be required would be much appreciated.
Thanks so much!