My wife and I are kicking off a grand tour of Europe with three nights (April 9-11) in an apartment between le Halle and Museo Pompidou and would appreciate criticism of our plans.
We aren’t big on gluttony or filling our card with 3 star restaurants. I like great value lunches. For dinner Susan likes to find the best in the local markets we see on our daily walk abouts and try new to us recipes of the region.
Our plan is to arrive early on the 9th of April and go to Chez Hanna for a lunch of falafels. For supper, we’ll have fish, vegetables and fruit from the shops on Montorgueil and a good looking wine from the Monoprix, one we think fondly of from our earlier visits to wineries.
On the 10th we’ll start with pastries from Eric Kayser and lunch at whatever place John Talbott likes best this month (I think this would be 6.0 Flaubert (Le Bistrot d'a Cote) de Michel Rostang, 10 rue Gustave Flaubert in the 17th). For supper we will forage in the open air markets (probably Saint-Honoré) and chose a nice wine we recognize at the Monoprix.
On the 11th we’ll look for a local bakery and some good coffee at breakfast and have lunch at Fulgrances, unless you all think the latest chef is a dud. For supper dear Susan will prepare a fabulous meal from whatever markets we walk to that day (probably Rue Cler) plus a really good wine.
The next morning we will find a breakfast bakery and a coffee and shop for a picnic to enjoy on the noon Chunnel to London.
Of course I could be talked into a better plan if offered from my chowhound friends.
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