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Willy Wilson | Apr 1, 2003 12:40 PM

We are going to Paris for a week in July. We have two reservations at three-star places. Taillevent for dinner on a Tuesday night and Lucas Carton for lunch on Friday afternoon.

I have been all over the world. I love great food and can afford it. But I've never been to a 3-star French restaurant. My tastes are best described as "middle of the road," i.e., not ossified but also not adventuresome for adventure's sake.

My thinking is the following:

- Taillevent because it's described as the standard-bearer in the category.

- Lucas Carton because it's described as being somewhat more adventuresome and maybe better food.

- A dinner and a lunch just for the contrast between the two.

- Two 3-star restaurants for purposes of comparison and in case one of them isn't all that great.

- No more than two 3-star restaurants because that's plenty of cream, pomp and circumstance for a week.

Some questions:

- As I browse here, I have seen some vaguely negative comments about Taillevent. Is that just jaded palates talking or is it riding on its reputation?

- Tuesday night. Will Taillevent be dead? The rez is for 8:30 p.m.

- We're doing this in the second week of July. Anything special to know about the timing?

Thanks much.

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