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Monday 23 December special lunch in Paris - harder than it sounds!!!

keedm002 | Nov 6, 201304:23 PM

My husband and I will be heading to Europe for our honeymoon in December from Australia.

My husband has the inconvenience of a birthday on 23 December - and to make matters worse its a Monday! We are wanting to go out for a nice lunch to celebrate but it is much harder than sounds.

ABOUT US: We are late 20s, enjoy inventive/modern/fusion food but want a French influence in there. We would be looking preferably for a multi-course meal 100 euro a head or below for food. There is a chance I *may* be pregnant so won't be drinking, eating raw/undercooked meat or seafood, and being careful. We have resos at El Cellar de Can Roca, Tickets and Pakta in Barcelona, and our favourite meal when we visited Paris last was at L'Astrance.

Considered, but closed - Septime, Chez L'Ami Jean, Spring, Bones, Sola, Ledoyen, Frenchie (closed for 2 weeks over Christmas).

Ze Kitchen Galerie and Saturne I am unsure whether will be open or not - I assume I won't be able to find out for the next couple of weeks.

The only other place I am seriously considering is Le Meurice, not sure what the food at lunch is like since Alain Ducasse took over, as I heard lunch previously was not up to scratch. Any feedback? I couldn't find any review since he has taken over. I know this is entirely different to the rest listed and I believe just above budget (115 euro a head is it, for lunch?) but the dining room looks stunning so if the food is worth it may be a good contender.

Is there anywhere else you can suggest or any feedback on Saturne, Ze or Le Meurice? I understand we are still in early November but we will be leaving for Europe in about 3 weeks and it would be great to have a short list to make things easier once it is confirmed whether restaurants are open.

Thanks so much!

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