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SueFH | Feb 21, 202006:59 PM     10

We have 5 nights in Paris in mid-May, essentially first time for both of us. I’m much more interested in food than my husband, so I’m in charge (he’d eat at McDonald’s if nothing caught his eye); he’s not terribly adventurous and doesn’t appreciate “frou-frou” one-bite courses. I think we’d like to find a few really delicious traditional Parisian type spots: a bistro, a brasserie, good unfussy food! We are staying at the Weston Vendome and are prepared to walk/metro. We will hit tourist spots, (we ARE tourists) but prefer to try to avoid the “traps.”

I’m just starting to research and the options are dizzying. Can anyone suggest an excellent starting point? A recent thread that covers the basics? I have seen John Talbott and Parnissen (forgive my spelling please) are the gurus and will certainly study up, but even just a push in the right direction would be so helpful!

Also, my husband is a chocolate mousse fanatic so if any recommended places have significant mousse options, please share! Thanks in advance for your help and patience!

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