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Another one of those threads asking for help

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Another one of those threads asking for help

Bkeats | Feb 25, 2012 11:40 AM

Hi again. I originally asked a question some months back asking about coming to Paris over the Christmas/NYE holidays or at the end of March. Based on advice from this board, we are coming at the end of March. I’ve booked a flat in Saint Germain not too far from the river. I’ve been to Paris a few times before mostly on business. My wife has only been once nearly 20 years ago and this will be the first time for our teenage foodie son who picked Paris as our destination.

The flat we picked is supposed to have a fully equipped kitchen and its our goal to shop in the markets and try and prepare at least one meal each day. We’re decent cooks and like to experiment so I’m looking forward to wandering the markets and finding things that we don’t usually see in NYC. I’d love to get some recommendations for markets/shops in the Saint Germain area that we could explore.

I’ve got some thoughts/plans about our dining out. We arrive Friday morning on March 23. I’m keeping things simple for the first day and plan on having lunch at Le Relais de l’Entrecote since its not too far from where we are staying. I figure we can pick up something light at a take away place and some wine to stay in the first night and get some rest. Any good take away suggestions? I read about Da Rosa on David Lebovitz’s blog and I was wondering if they did takeout.

We have dinner reservation for Saturday night at Au Gourmand. Might not seem too exciting but someone gave me a high recommendation on it. On Tuesday, we are planning on dinner at L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon. We have a reservation for lunch Wednesday at Les Papilles.

So I’m asking for help on narrowing in on a lunch spot for Sunday and Monday (planning to make dinner in those nights). I’d love to find a place that had good oysters for one of those days if not both. Also in search of steak tartare. I have fond memories of sitting in a café as a much younger man eating steak tartare. Plate after plate of the stuff. Then we still have to find a last dinner place for Thursday as we are leaving Friday afternoon.

Is L’Ami Jean open for lunch? Can’t find hours on their website. Choosing between LMJ and Spring, what would you recommend?

I read a good review of Le Grand Pan. Is that worthwhile for a last dinner?

Any early word on Terroir Parisien? I read its supposed to open soon.

Thanks in advance for your guidance.

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