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What to do? Two vegetarians and 4 foodies really wanting great french food?

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katesalter May 30, 2007 08:16 AM

Will be in Paris and we have a problem, I have been looking forward to fois gras, marrow, cassoulet, confit de canard. Looking into restaurant recommendations for our big dinner out next wednesday and I just realized I have two vegetarian (no fish) friends with me.

What should I do? Is there a really good classic french restaurant in Paris that also serves vegetarian food?

They eat dairy, eggs, and all other things, just no fish or meat.

Thank you for your help.

Kate

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    katesalter RE: katesalter May 30, 2007 08:25 AM

    After reading a few other posts we are thinking about Maceo. My only concern is that it is the sister restaurant to Willi's Wine Bar and correct me if I am wrong but it sounds like this is the tourist area and that these two places are run by British people?
    Nothing wrong with British people who can cook, I just want to make sure we get a truly wonderful meal.

    THanks again, Kate

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      jpcat RE: katesalter May 30, 2007 08:30 AM

      I highly recommend Maceo's. We ate there a few nights ago (one veggie, one not) and loved it. In the evening, this is a fairly quiet area in the 1st. Enjoy!

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        ChefJune RE: katesalter May 30, 2007 11:02 AM

        The owners are Brits, but the cooks are not! Maceo has delicious food, both vegetarian and otherwise, and is a place where I look forward to dining whenever I am in Paris. If you have a celebration, let them know. They prepare great "celebration desserts!"

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          PhilD RE: ChefJune May 30, 2007 01:52 PM

          ....and both have been going for a long time. Willis has quite a lot of tourists, however Maceo has a lot of locals and the food is classically French - check their website for menus.

          Maceo is very stylish, and a favorite with the fashion industry, therefore the English speakers are in Paris often on business not as tourists. A subtle but often telling difference.

          It is great for a celebration - you will enjoy yourselves.

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