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Birthday Dinner -- overwhelmed by choice!

PhillyCook | Nov 23, 201006:14 AM

Hi all -- I know that there are a ton of posts of people asking for recommendations for a birthday dinner, but I've read through a ton and I'm completely overwhelmed!

My husband and I are going to France for the first time over Christmas, and we happen to be there for his birthday. While we plan to eat out at a number of quite pleasant restaurants, I want something a bit special for his birthday.

I'd like to spend in the neighborhood of 100 euros per person. Since it's our first trip, I want the meal to be very French -- we love innovative food, but I feel like this first meal should be a touchstone of what great French cooking is for a point of comparison for future meals.

We're staying in the 3rd, but willing to travel -- although someplace nearby would be ideal.

After reading suggestions here, I'm thinking Dominque Bouchet or L'Angle du Faubourg, but I'm very open to suggestions. Somewhat intimate and romantic would be nice as well.

Thank you thank you and thank you for your help!

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