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Sep 22, 2007 02:51 PM

Paris, best of questions please

Hello, will be in Paris soon...looking for the best of the following ,money no object please : thanks

1-food markets( outdoor and indoor)
2-best bakery
3-best cheese shop
4-best desert shop
5-best for breakfast
6-best dinner recommendations-
7-best places for drinks, with and without views( rooftops?)

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  1. The "best"...that's a tough one.

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      1. re: PBSF

        agreed, best is silly, about your favorites please? thanks

      2. But fun
        Market- Raspail Bio;Sunday Richard Lenoir; place aligré
        Bakery-Boulangerie(General) Kayser,miche-Les Pains/ Les Idees, ficelle-Grenier du Pain
        Cheese-L Dubois 2 Rue Lourmel 15eme
        Dinner-Atelier du Robuchon;Chez Denise;Huiterie Regis;Chinatown
        Drinks-Rouge Baron; Willi's wine bar

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        1. Okay.. faves!

          1-food markets ( outdoor and indoor) rue Mouffetard; Le Bon Marche
          2-best bakery -- Poujouran
          3-best cheese shop -- the little one on the rue St. Jacques near the Medicis hotel
          4-best desert shop -- Pierre Herme
          5-best for breakfast --Cafe Mouffetard
          6-best dinner recommendations- Maceo, La Cagouille, L'Angle du Faubourg
          7-best places for drinks, with and without views( rooftops?) Willi's (don't know about rooftops!)
          chocolates -- La Maison du Chocolat

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          1. re: ChefJune

            Poujaran on Rue Jean Nicot is now Secco, bread very similar, picked up a loaf last week and not quite same. What is cheese shop near rue §t Jacques?

            1. re: Delucacheesemonger

              so did Poujouran sell the shop? Where is he now?

              don't know the name of that little shop!

              1. re: ChefJune

                Jean Poujaran sold his shop more than two years ago. He was baking bread for a few restaurants but that may not be the case now.

                1. re: PBSF

                  Was trying to be gracious, bag still pretty but pain de campagne not the same. For that style of loaf now go to Moulin a la Vierge on Rue Vercinatorix near Pernaty stop on line 13 on way to Vanves marches au puces on Sat, they are closed on Sunday

          2. Favorites and not necessarily the best but rarely disappoint; since I usually stay in an apartment or hotel in the 4e, many are around that area:
            Markets: Richard Lenoir and Place d'Aligre
            Bakeries: Au Levain du Marais, Pain au Sucre, Molineau; outside the neighborhood: Gosselin, Kayser on r. Monge
            Cheese shops: Fromagers de France; outside the neighbhood: Fromagerie Quatrehomme, Barthelemy, Cantin
            Dessert (pastry shops): Pain au Sucre, Strohrer; for special occasions or take to someone: Pierre Herme, Gerard Mulot
            Breakfast/cafes: take out almond croissant and pain au raisin from Au Levain du Marais; Ma Bourgogne on Pl. des Vosges, Le Pain Quotidien, Cafe Charbon, Au Petit Fer a Cheval
            Dinner (restaurants): money no object: L'Ambroisie, Pierre Gagnaire; if money is really no object: Arpege; otherwise: L'Avant Gout, L'Ami Jean, La Bastide d'Odeon, Moissonnier, Au Moulin a Vent
            Wine bars: Juveniles, Le Mauzac, Sancerre, Jacque Melac; none has rooftop view
            Since someone mentioned chocolate: Patrick Roger

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            1. re: PBSF

              Best bar for a late drink/ munchies: the bar at Hotel Meurice. Usually have live jazz piano, sometimes with a bass assist. Tres expensive but superb service and atmosphere. A good stop on your last night.

              1. re: Oakglen

                ahhhh, this is getting good.thanks to all thus far

              2. re: PBSF

                cheese - barthelemy, cantin
                wine bar - L'Os A moelle, no view

              3. There are a lot of "best" in many of these categories. HOWEVER, no one in Paris (or the world) comes even close to Pierre Herme for pastry.

                O! M! G!

                Go early during your stay and I can assure you will "go often".