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Jun 8, 2009 04:24 PM

Picky Eater in Paris

My wife and I will be in Paris for 3 nights this September. My wife is, shall we say, a picky eater. She tends to mostly be a vegetarian, though she will eat cured meats (e.g. salami), chicken and shellfish at times. But she does not do creamy dishes, frog legs, foix gras and such. (Thought she will go to such places, so long as there are dishes she can enjoy.) I would appreciate restaurant suggestions for our dinners. We are staying at the Westin Paris Hotel but are flexible on location.

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  1. I don't like to think myself as a picky eater but I suppose I am one. I eat seafood but no meat or poultry and definitely no foix gras, snails, or any froggy body parts!

    It's much easier for me to eat well in Italy than it is in France but I do more than OK in Paris. We normally have two French meals a week and for the rest, we either eat out at "ethnic" restaurants (Vietnamese, Japanese, Indian, Lebanese, Moroccan, etc) or cook back at our apartment after spending half a day having fun food shopping at the markets. On my last visit, my favorite meal was taking out little bites from a West Indie food stand followed by a glass of wine from our neighborhood wine bar.

    Anyhow, I'm sure your wife would find something she could eat just about anywhere especially since she's not opposed to eating chicken. So the question is, what do you guys want to eat, where, and how much are you willing to spend?

    1. She'll be able to find Moules Frites at most bistros.

      1. Within a few blocks are L'Ardoise, Souffle, Chez Flottes, Le Castiglione, an Irish bar, about a dozen Japanese spots and a number of Michelin starred restaurants. Just walk around and check the posted menus.

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        1. re: Oakglen

          Has anyone eaten at Chez Flottes recently?

          1. re: dlgc

            Someone mentioned that Chez Flottes recieved a "Best Brasserie" award recently; you might want to do a search. The menu seems unchanged from our last visit in '08. If you haven't tried Aligote, it comes without charge with the Confit de Canard. Don't forget your Lipitor tho!