I'll be in Paris after 12 loooong years for the May 1 long weekend. My husband and I will be leaving our kids behind to celebrate our 10 yr anniversary. We actually met in Paris so it's going to be a special holiday. To make things even more special, I want to force my husband to get dressed up and take me to a great restaurant with at least one Michelin star. And since my hubby's Italian, he's very proud of his national cuisine and is hard to impress. Plus there's that eternal French vs. Italian rivalry going on too.
I've been reading different forums and decided to book at a few places online since I thought it would be difficult to find room during the long weekend. I tried booking at the Elysée, Guy Savoy, Tour d'Argent and Ze Kitchen, all for lunch bien sur as ze budget is limited. I'd love to eat at l'Arpège and Astrance but a) it's probably too expensive and b) there's no way in hell I can book a table so late.
Well, I was lucky and got confirmed resos at Elysée, Tour d'Argent and Ze Kitchen, all for the same day! Which one should I choose? Is Briffard still at the Elysée? If so that would be my no.1.
Should I still try for Arpège and Astrance? Are any other great restaurants open on May 1?