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Paris itinerary for November - please comment and all suggestion apprecieted


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Paris itinerary for November - please comment and all suggestion apprecieted

lefan | Jun 24, 2011 05:05 AM


Me and my wife will be in Paris from 10/11/11 until 15/11/11 , we are both enthusiastic young foodies from Sydney, Australia. We'll be dining in few places in Spain, so far we have a booking in El Celler de Can Roca, Akelarre and Mugaritz, we also would like to book Tickets in Barcelona and Da Vittorio in Bergamo, Italy

Our plan for restaurant in Paris will be:

10/11/11 - Thursday : Arrive in the afternoon from San Sebastian we need recommendation for dinner, something bistro not fine dining. We are going to stay in Mercure Paris Opera Garnier (4 rue de l'Isly)
11/11/11 - Friday - Lunch at Arpege and dinner L'Amie Jean. Do you think lunch specialmenu at Arpege will good enough or should i add some dishes from ala carte? Looking from the few foodies blog, i'm quite surprised of the price of ala carte dishes ( lobster and poultry) . What is the best strategy to dine at Arpege if my budget for the food only max 400 -450 euro. I understand reading from the discussion ordering a la carte in L'Amie Jean is best way and i'm going to do that.
12/11/11 - Saturday - Lunch at Le Cing, again any ala carte dishes i should add as we are planning to order their lunch special. Dinner - any bistro recommendation near Louvre?
13/11/11- Sunday - My wife insist to go to Disneyland during the day, i guess i'm going to eat there,
Dinner at Le Atelier de Joel Robuchon
14/11/11 Monday - Lunch, need recommendation dinner at Ledoyen - i'm planning to go ala carte and my wife for the degustation, is it a good idea?
15/11/11 -Versailles area restaurant for lunch ? and fly to Sydney in the evening

I'm considering few place also but i have some concern

Le Chateubriand - is it a basque cuisine ? since we will be spending some time around basque area, should we consider this restaurant?
Pierre Gagnaire - i understand this board highly recommended this restaurant but i will eat in some highly rated avant garde restaurant around Spain, i just try to find a balance in the type of food we will be tasting in our trip. Based on our itinerary, is it wise to choose Arpage over Gagnaire ?
L' Astrance - My understanding about the food there is some sort of Asian influence French cuisine, which is what most Sydney restaurant are good at, and Pascal Barbot used to work in Sydney a decade ago, do you guys think L' Astrance is a good option for typical modern french cuisine or is there a better option around?
L'ami Louis - overprice? considering Paris have numerous wonderful bistro?
Any Ducasse bistro or restaurant recommendation?
I'm looking for help and suggestion for wonderful French cuisine restaurant/bistro,and
Patisserie (my knowledge only limited to Ladure and Pierre Herme)

Thanks in advance , any help and suggestion will be appreciated

Arpege Restaurant
84 Rue de Varenne, Paris, Île-de-France 75007, FR

Pierre Herme
72 Rue Bonaparte, Paris, Île-de-France 75006, FR

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