Have been posting a bunch the past few weeks and reading even more. Your insights are indispensable as we plan our 3rd trip to france. We will be spening 4 nights in the Loire valley, which i am pretty sure we have figured out. its paris that we never seem to have enough time in. Here is our proposed schedule. your thoughts are MUCH appreciated. we have tried not to schedule 2 set meals a day, as we love the experience of pastries for lunch and wine in the middle of the day. that said, here goes.
first night- chez l'ami jean. our favorite place on earth. non-negotiable.
second day 4pm- Spring restaurant wine tasting. apparently wines are paired with tastes from the kitchen/cheese. has anyone been?
second night- EITHER Agape Substance or Septime. we are having a very hard time deciding.
Third day- MAYBE lunch at Pierre Gagnaire (we wanted to do this the next day, saturday, but they are closed. ate in his restaurant in vegas and were floored by the food and service)
third night- EITHER Jadis, Le Quincy or Spring. We had wanted Frenchie but depsite a ridiculous amount of calls, no one answered the phone. we were told to just go there when we get to paris. Thoughts?
Fourth day- MAYBE lunch at le Cinq (this depends on whether we go to Gaganire. 2/3 of us have already had the le cinq lunch and loved it. worth it to skip gagnaire and do it again??)
Fourth Night- First is the Ballet. then because of our limited options (saturday night at 11pm) we are deciding between Alcazar (recomended by Alec Lobrando) and Allard (which we have always enjoyed).
Please let us know what you think of our options. We appreciate it and promise to report back!