5 days in Paris -early Sept - Have I chosen well?
Hi - I'm going to have 5 days in Paris in early September and have decided to go all out. Would love reactions from folks here about my choices. Any mistakes? Any must-have dishes? Any places I'm missing that would warrant changing things around?
Thanks in advance!
Dinner, L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon
Lunch: Jules Verne
Dinner: Le Comptoir du Relais
Lunch: Guy Savoy
Dinner: Les Savuers de Flora
Lunch: Le Ziryab (at L'Institut du Monde Arabe)
Dinner: Pierre Gagnaire
re: John Talbott
I'm not sure l'AOC is to be recommended for barbecue. In my experience, they're much better with the terrines, the offals, the stews.
Senderens is really not what it used to be, and as much as the chef is a God to me, I can't really recommend the restaurant, save for desserts. You still may have a wonderful meal there, but the odds have become too bad. Also, any other meal on the same day as Gagnaire is a mistake, methinks.
Just so I'm clear; I was using BBQ in the American backyard (Weber grill) sense not the Texas/NC/KC/etc sense - in France it would be rotisseried and whereas when AOC opened it was heavily tilted to rotisserie items, a glance at the menu now shows less focus there. I just have a problem ordering a rotisseried chicken at a restaurant when I can get the same or better from my guy on the street.