We starting a vacation in mid-September in Northern Germany (Sat - Tue), driving to Reims (Tue - Thu) and continuing in Paris (Thu - Tue). I am working to draft our daily schedules so I can start making reservations where available. The following are my current plans for dining while we are in France:
Tuesday Dinner: Restaurant Le Parc (Reims)
Wednesday Dinner: Au Petit Comptoir (Reims)
Thursday Dinner: Les Cocottes or Café Constant or Le Violon d'Ingres
Friday Lunch: Spring
Friday Dinner: Aux Lyonnais or L'Ami Jean or L'Ami Louis
Saturday Lunch: A la Cote Bretonne (While touring Versailles)
Saturday Dinner: Le Cinq
Sunday Brunch: TBD (Probably Le Cinq)
Sunday Dinner: Hidden Kitchen
Monday Lunch: L’Atlas
Monday Dinner: Chez Dumonet -Josephine
Because my wife is somewhat traditional about dining preferences (sort of a meat and potatoes girl), I more likely prefer to have a la carte options than only prix fixe. At the same time, she could be happy just eating bread, cheese and red wine for every meal I think if needed. I mostly want to find comfortable, fun places while enjoying this wonderful opportunity to try some of the finest food and restaurants in the world.
I'd much enjoy your advice, critique or reassurance about my draft dining plan above. I would especially appreciate input about the choices I'm debating between for Thursday and Friday dinners. Also, how soon in advance should we actually start to make our dining reservations?
Your thoughts are MUCH appreciated. Merci in advance!