My list of Paris restaurants
- Styrian Jun 19, 2006 09:15 PM
Would love some comments on the reservations I managed to scratch up at the last minute in Paris for a short visit in two weeks. First night, La Grande Cascade, which we chose because 1) it's a Sunday, and virtually impossible to find anything else, including Pre Catalan, and 2) love love love the Bois de Boulogne; second night, le Petit Pontoise, and; the following friday, after a quick trip down to midi-pyrenees for a wedding, L'Arpege. I tried to get into to Taillevent, but that place is book solid through July. I haven't been to Paris in years, and the last time I was there I was on the backpack circuit- so each restaurant will be a first for us.
Arpege is my favorite 3-star restaurant in Paris. I wrote about it in an earlier post. See link below. It is a very different experience from Taillevent. Taillevent is more in line with what is the "classic" Michelin 3-star restaurant. Arpege is driven more by the personality of the chef. Also it also more expensive.
Husband and I enjoyed a very romantic and delicious meal at Grande Cascade several years ago. Gracious service, excellent wine. be prepared to spend lots of euros!