I know this is a tall order. We will be in Paris over Christmas and New Years and - I assume - have to make reservations well ahead of time. Do any of you have any suggestions? About us: 1. We are foodies and appreciate interesting cutting edge food. 2. While we are sensitive to our budget, we are willing to bite the bullet splurge if it is worth it. 3. We are not adverse to something more traditional for the holidays. 4. We are staying near the Champs-Élysées, although obviously can travel. 4. Treat us as Paris newbies. What would you guys do? The hotel has suggested La Cantine for New Years. Any thoughts appreciated.