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Oct 16, 2007 11:12 AM

Don't want to overdo it: Paris Restaurants

I've read your warnings about trying to cover too many restaurants in one trip and I don't want to ruin the experience by overdoing it. There are two "hounds" in the family; the others are lighter eaters. I would appreciate your edits to my list. To pick up on conversations in other threads on this board re: eating style (nose to tail v. conservative), I sit nearer to the conservative end--no offal.

We are looking for a range of experiences and will have two young teenagers with us. Please tell me if this is too much. My main concern is with Thursday--I'd really like to go to Epi Dupin and this seems to be the only time I can fit it in--can we get a light lunch there so as not to spoil us for dinner?

Wed.: L: Le Comptoir
D: Le Relais d'Entrecote (6th)

Th: L: L'Epi Dupin
D: Taillevent

F: L: L'Ardoise
D: Spring

S: Luch on the go: picnic, etc.
D: Ze Kitchen Galerie or Le Bastide Odeon or Chez Denise or Fish or Astier:

Sun: L: Georges at Pompidou
D: Fables de la Fontaine or les Cocottes

Mon: L: Au Bon Accueil

Many thanks!

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  1. that's a lot, IMHO.
    how about having your your Epi Dupin lunch on Sat
    switching your Taillevent meal to lunch. Then leaving your post Taillevent meal as picnic or optional. IMHO, eating another meal on the Taillevent day is really ambitious if you do the tasting menu.

    Of your Sat Dinner choices, I love Ze.

    you've no meal for a simply mixte :-(
    that said, you've got teenagers, maybe you need more food that we thirty-somethings with slower metabolisms.

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    1. re: orangewasabi

      I don't think L'Epi Dupin is open on Saturday...or at least the lunch special isn't available. That's such a bargain, and the food is delicious. Don't skip that one!

    2. OW ia eight about rearranging your thursday, inho.

      That is a HUGE amount of food to pack into five days/ As long as I've been going to France, I've bever been able to eat a "proper" lunch and dinner the same day more than once.... If dinner is going to be big, then lunch is a salad, or "le sandwich" ---- and vice versa. Altho for me, with a big lunch, sometimes am able to do more thansoup for dinner, but not often. and surely not four days in a row.

      On your Sat dinner choices, the only place I've been to is Bastide. I like it, but it's not a "don't miss" place, in my book.

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      1. re: ChefJune

        Thank you, all, for your advice. You defintely confirmed what I suspected but did not want to admit! I will change Thursday. No lunch that day so as to be fresh and ready for Taillevent--a birthday celebration to boot!

        Will do Epi Dupin on Wednesday and Le Comptoir for lunch on Saturday. Am likely to do "only" one meal Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.

        P.S. Chef June, thanks for your input--I always look forward to what you have to say.