I understand that both these restaurants will do vegetarian tasting menus on request. Could I get suggestions on where a vegetarian might fare better? I am aware that the orientations of these restaurants are different and it's difficult to compare them: Septime with a market driven approach whereas Toutain seems to lean more towards a molecular bent.
What intrigues me is the experience both of them have had with Passard, and I have had a couple of spectacular vegetarian meals at Arpège. I am sure I would enjoy both, but would appreciate and value comments from others on this board who have dined at these restaurants.
Also, I will be a solo diner. I assume that this is not an issue at either one of these restaurants? I do not plan to hide behind an iPhone; I will have a book with me but hope to take in the atmosphere and enjoy a quiet and gastronomically fulfilling evening.
Thanks in advance for your comments and suggestions.