What is it about Paris that gets into ones craw, and can cause anxiety in the quest of wanting to experience the best? We should be thrilled beyond compare (and we are :) ) about arriving on May 6th. for our first trip to Paris in 26 years, but all we do is obsess and read, (begetting confusion) and read, and read...and read (begetting confusion). In the meanwhile, I see the days flying by before our trip, and I know that staring into space isn't helping this situation, as now reservations might be a huge issue. How many times have we been told "Wherever you go in Paris, you can't go wrong"....well how many stars are in the sky? This may be a true statement, but it's not really helping us.
Somewhere out there is a kind man or woman who won't mind this angst ridden post....someone to understand this present "ostrich like" mentality that these two fellows with hearts of gold are finding themselves in...Hey, at least we are having more conversations between us than I can remember :)
So before annoying anyone out there from my moaning, let me throw out what we know, and what we need to know.
We will be in Paris for 6 nights. Our concierge feels fairly certain that he will be able to book us at Septime. We do have a reservation at Spring, and it's all but certain that Chez Dumonet needs to be on our list. We have 3 remaining nights, and we are toying with a blowout for one of those nights. If inclined to believe my sincerity in this post, I'd like to throw out some names, and anyone out there, please have at it....yay or nay. For us, first and foremost is food quality. Of course we love great atmosphere, but this takes 2nd. place. I guess I'm a nervous traveler, and love to feel welcomed wherever I go. We are considering L'Arpege, or L'Ambroisie for our big ticket night....ABSOLUTELY, feel free to suggest anything instead of those 2. We were hoping for L'Astrance, but they will be closed for the week we are in Paris Other restaurants to round out our trip might be Les Tablettes, Thomieux, Yam'Tcha, and Ze Kitchen Gallerie. I've just listed 6 restaurant possibilities for 3 nights of dining :)
Posts like mine have been around for ages, and I know they will be after our trip to your city has come and gone.....Could I make one last ditch effort for guidance? Well here it is.....HELP!!!!!
Thank you all so very much.