Proposed Itinerary Cote D'Azure, Provence, Lyon, Paris
Any thoughts on our trip next month to France? We would appreaciate any comments on any of the restaurants we plan on dining at.
Dinner: Tetou (Golfe Juan)
Lunch: Colombe d’Or (St. Paul de Vence)
Lunch: Mirazur (Menton)
Dinner: Figiuer St. Espirit (Antibes)
Dinner: Eden Roc (Hotel du Cap)
Dinner: Louis XV (Monte Carlo)
Dinner: Moulin de Mougins
Drive to Lyon (via Isle-Sur-La-Sorque)
Lunch: Le Jardin du Quai – Daniel Hebet
Dinner: Paul Bocuse
Lunch: Le Garet (Lyon)
Dinner: Chez Brunet (Lyon)
Drive to Paris (via Saulieu)
Lunch: Bernard Loiseau
Dinner: L’Angle Faubourg
Lunch: Chez George
Lunch: Bistrot de L’Oulette
Dinner: Table de Robuchon
Dinner: L’Amis Louis
Dinner: Ze Kitchen Galerie
Lunch: La Tour D’Argent
Oh my goodness! I'm feeling stuffed just reading your list! After lunch at Loiseau, I doubt you'll be able to do justice to L'Angle du Faubourg, unless you have a "bottomless pit!" And there are several other days I wonder about, as well.
Are you signing into the Golden Door Spa when you return???? ;>D
You have omitted several of my favorite places in both Paris and Lyon, but everyone has their choices, and there are only so many meals in a day........
I had the opportunity to eat at Mirazur and Louis XV this past May. Mirazur serves perhaps the most interesting and exciting food in the Area. The location is also fabulous, overlooking the Med. I had seven wonderful meals at Louis XV as well. It is definitely the most formal of all the restaurants on your list. (quite impressive by the way). The food is simple but elegantly prepared and served. If possible, ask to eat on the terrace.
I returned from a similar trip in May. Colombe d'Or was fabulous, as was Chateau du Chevre d'Or in Eze. Bistro de L'Oulette was very nice as well, the owner and staff are charming. I tend to agree with ChefJune, you may be pushing your day 9. Which of Loiseau's places are you reserving? I ate at his place in Burgundy in '03, unfortunately only two weeks after his untimely death. The place was running like clockwork, in spite of the tragedy.
We are having lunch at the Loiseau in Saulieu. I had a friend, while visiting Chicago, had the tasting menu at Tru, then ate at Trotter's, and topped off the evening with a steak a Gibson's. He said, "I'm only in Chicago once a year, why not?" And he is of normal porportions (as am I). You just have to train for a month or two before these culinary excursions! And after.