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Paris query: looking for old traditional places

Elchilango | Mar 6, 2008 04:30 PM

I will be in Paris, which I know quite well, for my 50th birthday. I really am not interested in Michelin stars, young chefs, endroits de mode, etc. I would like to eat some of the old standards but done as they should be done: Frisse au Lardon, Confit de Canard, Coq au Vin, Cassoulet, Bourride, Choux Croute, Ile Flotante. And I would like old-time "Amelie" Vie en Rose anti-hip ambience. It's not that I am not knowledgeable or sophisticated about food (I have written a restaurant guide) it's just that I have not had the old standards/cliches and I like "real" food, or, as Julia said "food on a plate". And I would like to conserve my ridiculous anachronistic imaginary vision of Gay Paree intact. Can anybody help me?

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