My husband and I are coming to Paris in the end of May and bringing my precious mother and 18 yo niece who will have just graduated from high school. Mom and I were in Paris 15 years ago, stayed in the 6th. My niece has never been to Europe and is over the moon about this one week adventure. She is a fairly sophisticated eater (from a young age she liked escargots--which I think counts as sophisticated?). We are staying in the 7th. My thinking is that we will be tourists for most of the day and will want something close-ish to our apartment for dinner. Following are our dinner thoughts:
Friday: Café Constant or Le Caisse Noix
Saturday: Chez L'Ami Jean
Sunday: Les Fables de la Fontaine
Monday: returning from Normandy around 8 so will probably be too exhausted to go out for dinner?
Tuesday, Wednesday: I need your help. Based on my research, I am thinking of Les Papilles, Le Florimond, Catherine Reed, or FL. Any thoughts/ suggestions?
Thursday: Spring (have a reservation)
Any opinions? Are we on the right track? I have been perusing the Chowhound France for a month or so...so know that this is a group with opinions---and I look forward to hearing them.
Re my husband, he is a prince and suggested that we bring my mom and my niece. He is not a wine guy, he likes beer. Do French restaurants (in general) have a beer option? A Belgian beer, IPA, Porter, Leffe Blond or Brown, something else interesting and not an American lager would be very appealing. If not we will ply him with fine beers at our apartment before and after dinner.
Looking forward to hearing what you might think....