We are headed to Paris in a couple of weeks (1st time) and have three of four dinners planned. I've reserved dinner at spring, Le Cuisine de Philippe, and Ze Kitchen Galerie. Staying in the 6th but close to the Latin Quarter. We're willing to go anywhere that public transportation can take us. Breakfasts will be at the Hotel Baume and lunches will be spontaneous depending on where we will be that day.
For our final evening (which is on a Saturday), I'd like to find a place that is in a fun and lively area where we can walk around after dinner, possibly stop in a bar for a drink. Cannot be too stuffy atmosphere-wise and, of course, must have excellent food. A place that has a special wine list or focus on wine pairings would be great. I'd like to get a different type of experience than what we will have at our other restaurant selections. Cuisine isn't too important; cost isn't too important. We're fairly brave diners, but we do tend to enjoy more fish and vegetarian selections. I've read about Goust. Good choice? Do other places come to mind?
We enjoy fine dining, but it is definitely not necessary for dinner to be plated with tweezers for us to consider it a fine night out!
Wine - We really enjoy both drinking and learning about wine. Can you direct me to any wine bars or shops that might offer a tasting or class? I was thinking of a small shop or even a private tasting by a local rather than a big touristy type operation.
All that said, we don't speak French! Je suis désolée.
Merci and Cheers!
Shelly in Dallas, TX