Hello everyone! I've been lurking the boards reading and researching locations to eat in Paris this go around and would love some insight and feedback on my itinerary - which I'll post below.
I've been to Paris before in 2012 and sadly I must report that the trip was far from memorable. It was completely my own fault after having had a fantastic slightly planned trip to Italy, I was filled with confidence that I could visit Paris with no itinerary and magically be whisked into a trip of grandeur and magnificence. Sad to report, but my trip was capped off with a trip to the Louvre on my last day in Paris which was a Tuesday LOL!
Alas, this time will be different! I am planning my solo trip with more detail! I've learned from my mistakes and I'm seeking help rectifying my younger self's missteps! After reading the CH boards for a bit my schedule has seemed to manifest itself around $$$ and $$$$ options. I would love to stop myself from adding anymore expensive options and find some really cheap delicious eateries if I can.
Without further ado - my food itinerary!
I arrive April 18th ~16:30 @ CDG
Wednesday Dinner: Thinking about doing Chef Jean Yves EatWith dinner at 20:00 - https://www.jeanyveslechef.com/dinner... - I'm mainly intrigued by his macaron skills (more on that later)
Thursday Morning: I signed up for Paris by Mouth - Taste of St. Germain in the morning.
Thursday Dinner: Arnaud Nicolas
Friday Lunch: l'Astrance
After lunch I plan on heading to the Louvre and spending a few hours there.
Friday Dinner: TBD - Might be quite late depending on whether I stay at the Louvre till 21:30 closing time?
Saturday: I have no eatery plans today - I am tentatively looking at booking Le Foodist - Cream Puff class @ 15:00 - 18:00.
Saturday Lunch: TBD
Saturday Dinner: TBD
Sunday Lunch: TBD
Sunday Dinner: BRUTOS for dinner
Monday: Tentatively trying to get a reservation at Tomy & Co wherever they can fit me in.
Monday Lunch: TBD
Monday Dinner: TBD
Some honorable mentions that I havent figured out whether I want to place into my itinerary are:
CHEZ L'AMI JEAN (Wendy), La Condesa (Thanks John!), BOUILLON PIGALLE (Another John rec), Septime (need to wait for reservations to open up in a few weeks), Bistrot Paul Bert, AUTOMNE,
What does everyone think about my itinerary thus far? Here is my thinking - because I'm going solo - and I do not like staying at hostels - I need avenues to meeting other people. So I wanted to pack my early schedule with group outings where I can meet others. Hence the tentative EatWith the first night as well as the Paris by Mouth the following morning.
Also, as much as I love fine dining - I have just as much appreciation (if not more) for cheap tasty eats. I would love to add some more places where I can get fantastic pastries, crepes, etc. Any cheap eat recommendations to fill in my gaps would be much appreciated!
BONUS ROUND! I count macaron making as one of my hobbies and initially wanted to find a semi-pro class taught by someone that worked at one of the greater known shops, but I do not believe there are english taught classes that match that sort of description during my time frame (Ecole de Cuisine looked closest).