wanted: excellent food near de gaulle airport
I'm connecting through the de gaulle airport on the way back from a trip to india. we'll be there from 6:00 in the morning until 1:00 in the afternoon. any fabulous food destinations (probably for breakfast/brunch) in the vicinity? we don't think we have quite enough time to go all the way into paris, but we're totally willing to leave the airport, hop into a cab, have a nice brunch somewhere and then come back.
My guess is that you're out of luck. You've got time to get into Paris with the RER, but "excellent breakfast" is a phrase that doesn't translate readily into French.
I'm not sure if you've already done this trip, but there seem to be very few good restaurants near DeGaulle. I had to stay at the Hyatt there last year (business etc.) and found the buffet breakfast pretty good. There was lots to choose from and maybe not 'gourmet French' but could be something to do rather than stay in the airport.
this is late, but I have always found the breakfasts at sofitel's in france to be excellent. they are buffet style, with phenomenal cured meats, cheeses, fruits etc. There might even be a shuttle to an Airport Sofitel you could use.