I'll be visiting Paris for the first time from 11/29-12/3, all by myself. (What can I say, I'm one of those girls who spend her entire childhood daydreaming about France, and when I finally had the means to go, I didn't consider the fact that none of my friends could come good enough reason not to!)
I'd love to have some recommendations of places where a young woman would feel welcome eating alone. I'm generally pretty comfortable with the practice - I travel a lot for work and eat in fairly nice restaurants by myself quite often - but nonetheless I don't particularly relish being gawked at either!
As far as cuisine is concerned, I will eat anything and everything, and I'm particularly interested in offal and traditional regional French dishes (cassoulet, choucroute garnie, et cetera). Price is not an issue, nor is location to a point, but I'm staying in the Latin Quarter and don't necessarily want to trek out to the far reaches of the Right Bank or any area similarly remote from my home base. My French is decent, so no worries there.
Also, this is sort of random, but I'm a writer and I intend on weaving my trip into a piece, so any place that is unusual or an experience or somehow especially colorful or memorable would be fantastic.
Any ideas? Thanks in advance! :-)