First Time in Paris
First off, many thanks to all of you who regularly contribute to this board - I honestly would have had no clue where to begin were it not for you.
I will be in Paris for the first time for 5 days in early October. So far we have 2 lunches planned: Guy Savoy and La Table de Joel Robuchon. I am trying to plan four other dinners out of the following list(thanks to your help):
Chez L'Ami Jean
Josephine Chez Dumont
La Rotisserie du Beaujolais
I realize that it will generally come down to personal preference, but a few questions:
1) Anything I should absolutely add to/kick off the list
2) I get the sense that a number of these places may be fairly similar (e.g. Chez L'Ami Jean, La Regalade, La Bigarrade, etc). In order to have some variety, are any of these places similar enough that I wouldn't want to do both?
3) Am I correct in thinking that dinner at these places would tend to hover around 50e?
Thank you so much for the help. Take care.
Those places are all good and not similar. CAJ and Régalade are, both typical bistronomiques. But Bigarrade and Chateaubriand are creative young chefs, very different types of cooking. And La Rotisserie du B or Joséphine are very traditional and generous, which is still pretty different.
My shoice of four would be
- One bistronomique (CAJ or Régalade or Gourmand)
- One traditional (Joséphine is the best)
- One innovator (Chateaubriand is the best imo)
- One wine place (Fish)
I don't consider these as major negatives: they try for multiple seatings in the evening, so if you dine early, you could feel rushed. Also, while the prix-fixe menus are quite reasonable, there are hefty supplements for some of their best dishes, almost always the ones we want.