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High and low Chow in Paris in October

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High and low Chow in Paris in October

aquariumtown | Sep 13, 2009 11:04 AM

Dear hounds,

we will be taking a honeymoon and will be in Paris in the second part of October, and I ask for the kind advice of any hounds who would list any or all of their choices for the following:

- bistros which will embody straight-ahead but delicious French cooking
- deep Chow: African food, schwarma, breakfast places, etc--especially, stuff it would be harder to find in Boston
- and, the big splurge restaurant that you would choose if you had to just choose one.

Add to that the complicating challenge that we don't eat mammals (ie., fur = we don't eat it; feathers, scales, or exoskeleton, we do eat it); we appreciate that this blocks off some delicious cuisine in all of the above categories, but we stick to this rule nonetheless.

We will be staying in the Marais but expect to travel the town in search of varieties of urban life beyond that offered there. For a bonus round, if you have markets / farmer's markets that you would especially recommend around the neighborhood for materials for our own cooking, that would also be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks, mes amis.

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