Thank you to all the faithful Chowhounders who answer so many posts. I have read so many posts and seen so many recommendations, that I am overwhelmed.
My husband and I will be coming to Paris in just over a week for a romantic vacation. Please take a look at my plan and offer suggestions. We will be staying in an apartment on Ile de la Cite, and are planning to shop at markets, bakeries, wine shops, cheese shops (for my husband), and chocolate shops (for me) in addition to our meals out.
Unfortunately, our home renovation project is dragging on and on, putting us on a more restrictive budget than I'd like. My goal is 120 euros a day total food and drink budget for the two of us. Some days more, some days less. I am hoping to keep this in line by limiting the amount of wine we drink at restaurants, and purchasing wine instead to drink with our "picnics" at our apartment.
Saturday: we arrive midday. No particular sightseeing planned, just a day to get on our feet. Maybe a snack or meal at Terrior Parisien. Do I need to reserve? How far in advance?
Sunday: Lunch at Breizh Cafe. Eiffel Tower.
Monday: Louvre. Maybe Le Comptior de Tunisie for lunch? Or L'Office or Chez Casimir?
Tuesday: Sacre Couer. Lunch at La Table Eugene.
Wednesday: Lunch at CLJ (reservation made). Musee d'Orsay.
Thursday: day trip to Versailles. Dinner at Dans Les Landes or Les Papilles?
Friday: no plan yet. Dinner at Saturne or La Regalade?
There are so many other places that sound good... Zinc Caius, Au Passage, Agape Substance, Grand Pan, Reed, Lao Viet... would Spring, CJD, or Le Cinq be too expensive? Should I substitue any of these in our schedule? Any other suggestions?
One final question, I enjoy drinking tea (not coffee)... is this something I should plan to prepare at the apartment, or can I find good places to get tea as I'm out and about?