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Assembling a gourmet picnic for NYE

mrswejo | Dec 21, 201008:21 PM

My husband and I will be spending NYE (coincidentally also our wedding anniversary) in Paris this year. We know paying ridiculous prices for a bad meal and one glass of champagne is silly - and any post on here would say the same - so can anyone confirm what I've gathered from threads is how to assemble it all? Price is not a factor, just quality and variety. Helpfulness of staff would be appreciated but not expected.

Caviar: Petrossian (location? 18 Boulevard Latour-Maubourg?)
Champagne: Isn't there a Taillevent wine shop that supposed to have great selection...or should I just grab what I can at a local wine store? I would prefer to be more adventurous and pick out a few bottles and we'll do flights and compare notes.
Cheese: I know of Ferme St Hubert, Marie-Anne Cantin and Barthelemy
Meats: Les Galeries (Bellota-Bellota was one mentioned - where else is suitable?)
Pastries / Chocolates: ??? Besides Lauduree...

If you want to help me figure out an efficient way to tackle my shopping, I'm in the 17th. But we're mobile and get around cities easily, so if you name me off a neighborhood and can make all my stops together in and around one location, I'd love that. We're from NYC originally and enjoy the pit stops in small stores to gather a feast. Thanks to all for your ideas.

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