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Marriage Proposal in Paris

Mandy | Jan 18, 2004 05:12 PM

Chowhounds,

Here's the (sort of) short version. I am a foodie. My boyfriend is not. We're going to Paris in February. I am fairly certain he is going to propose (I know this sounds quite presumptuous, but if I gave you the details you would understand).

I took him to La Tour d'Argent for his 30th birthday in July based on some really quick (too quick) research and the fact that options were severely limited on a Sunday night in late July. While the setting was truly lovely (we were there for a beautiful sunset) the food didn't really do it for me, especially not for the money. Also, we were the youngest people there by a mile and it was chock full of tourists.

He told me to pick a place for our next trip. Money is not really an issue but since he's not a huge foodie I don't want to overdo it. He does know I've always wanted to go to a three star and that is definitely ok with him. In fact, his prodding me in that direction and asking me to recommend some pleaces are part of what makes me suspect the proposal is imminent.

So here's the challenge:
- two or three stars (or something you think is deserving but is not officially ranked as such)
- not full of tourists (we live in London, so will be tourists ourselves, but, well, you know...)
- a little younger and hipper than La Tour d'Argent (that HAS to be easy)
- nice and romantic and good for either a marriage proposal or to celebrate in the aftermath of said proposal

I am really looking forward to some ideas as it seems there are some folks on here who really know Paris's stellar spots quite well.

Thanks in advance,
Mandy

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