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DILEMMA - How to get the best of Paris in 2 nights - Michellin Meal vs. Multiple Meals

Searching4Dunny | Aug 30, 2010 03:19 PM

Hello All:

My trip to France/Italy is coming up in less than 2 weeks (September 10-26, 2010) and I am having some changes of heart regarding my wife and I's restaurant choices. This is what we have so far:

Arrive Monday late afternoon-
Monday Dinner: Le Regalade SH

Tues lunch (this is where it gets tricky): Guy Savoy (100E unadvertised lunch special) OR Cuisine De Bar for a light lunch.

Tuesday dinner will depend on whether we go to G Savoy or not. I am sure it is a brilliant experience but for the price we could have a light lunch, hit different patisseries, sip tea in the afternoon with macarons, then grab dinner at either a trendy spot (KGB?) or more simple satisfying fare at La Rotisserie du Beaujolais (I feel like we must try roast chicken in Paris).

We are staying in the 6th, just up the street from Brasserie Lipp. While I have read the food is not notable at Brasserie Lipp, the experience intrigues me (our first time in Paris) and seems like it could be a possible substitution for La Rotisserie du Beaujolais (how is the roast chicken at Lipp?).

We plan to go out on the town Tuesday night and will likely look for a late night meal. Am thinking Chez Denise for that or potentially Brasserie Lipp (again, not sure about Lipp).

The Tues plans all depend on whether or not we go to Guy Savoy for lunch. If we do go to GS then I imagine we will only be open to a late night meal and not a dinner (whether KGB, La Rotisserie, or Brasserie Lipp).

So, I believe my true question is: Which lends itself to a more satisfying experience of Paris with only 2 nights to explore-- a Michelin starred Meal like G Savoy, where lots of money and time is spent in a fine dining restaurant OR an excursion of some cheaper eats around more or less the same neighborhood where one can sample things like roast chicken, baguettes, pastries, etc., while hitting multiple locations and getting more "street" time?

I appreciate any input and realize my post is layered with several sub-questions. Thank you in advance!

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