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Weekend getaway in Paris - looking for help...

andyb99 | May 9, 200809:15 AM

Hi all, looking for advice on a three day weekend:

My girlfriend and I land in Paris on a Saturday morning , end of June – a quick description – we’re both foodies – much of our travel is centered around our meals, and much of the planning is spent on which restaurants we’ll be eating at… so for us, the meals will definitely be the highlight of our weekend… We don’t care for “grand” rooms – in fact, I’d rather avoid them if possible, and I’ve been saving for the last few months, so price isn’t a concern…

Our first night we’ll be having dinner at a casual restaurant with friends – so nothing too heavy, or too fancy… The following night, as long as we’re able to get a reservation, we’ll be eating at Pierre Gagnaire – which we’re very excited about. We’re aware of the mixed reviews – but for us, our first trip to Paris together has to involve a meal at Gagnaire…

The third night is our big question mark - is a tasting menu too much? Of the restaurants that I think we’d enjoy the most (Guy Savoy, l’Astrance, l’Ambroisie) are any of the tasting meals lighter? – and is there an option of not having a tasting menu, and simply ordering entrees? Obviously lunch will be light that day, and we will be walking around all day – but I’ve never actually done back-to-back tasting menus, so I’m not sure if it would be too much… Also – this last night is a Monday – the restaurants here in Toronto are often closed on Monday’s – is it the same in Paris?

I’ve spent a lot of time on these boards, and have really enjoyed the back and forth – particularly from Souphie – any advice we receive is greatly appreciated… Andrew.

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