A friend wants to treat his parents (in their 60s) to a nice Paris dinner ($500 max) and has asked me for advice. They prefer authenticity to touristy and need to avoid lots of shellfish due to allergy. I've searched CH for some recommendations..perhaps Josephine and La Regalade? It would be nice to have them experience a 3 star meal (I've had the grand fortune of eating at Michel Bras) but it appears that $500 won't get one there for a dinner in Paris. The other difficulty is that they'll be there in AUGUST. I've informed my friend that nobody else will be there except his parents. :) I assume chefs are en vacance too. Any hound advice is much appreciated. Merci bien.