We will be in Paris in about a week's time and would love some feedback on the two options above. Pirouette looks very interesting yet Regalade seems to be an excellent all around option and perhaps one not to miss.
Our last visit to Paris was about one year ago. We are staying in the First but will travel. On that front is the St Germain branch of Regalade the "better" "more comfortable" one of the two?
Overall we are looking for quality of the food (as compared to the latest "of the moment" spot) and are happier going a bit more traditional rather than cutting edge, but all food will do, as long as very good. We also would prefer a more leisurely meal and one where the menu, if set, has more than one or two options to choose from.
Also, if we can get into Frenchie would that trump both spots perhaps?
On a similar note, our last trip we loved Josephine Chez Dumonet. Good classic service, great food. Is there a spot quite similar you might recommend? My wife says "let's return there" but I would prefer someplace new. Chez Georges? Chez L'ami Jean?
And, on the cheese front.....
Do you know if we can carry packaged cheese back into the US? Is the answer that the cheese must be vacuum packed? I had a "poor" experience trying to bring jamon serrano from Madrid back into the US a few months ago, and I should have known better....
Thanks in advance.