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Mar 9, 2010 03:21 PM

Paris February report

Thanks to Chowhound for informing a recent brief trip to Paris. Stayed at an apartment in the Marais which was great, and mostly ate in the neighborhood. Many trips to Gerard Mulot for wonderful Tarte Citron, L'as du Falafel for lunch which was excellent. Had a delicious 3 course menu for 19 euros at Cafe des Musees, including a wonderful St. Jacques mousse, duck leg, and a tasty chocolate cake, Cafe Breizh for excellent crepes. Dinner at Chez Janou was very disappointing. Sent my dinner back because it was not hot. They seemed interested in getting us out in short order - and did.
Met some friends for lunch at Les Saveurs de Pierre Emile in the 6th; a tiny place that serves mostly quiche and clafouti. The charming owner is from Sri Lanka and many of the customers in the upstairs small space were Japanese. Evidently it was featured in a Japanese guidebook to Paris. Had the exquisite ispahan macaron at Pierre Herme. Had a wonderful morning at Richard Lenoir market and brought cheeses, bread, fruit and rillettes back to our apartment. Many miles walked. The Louvre on open Friday nights is wonderful.

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  1. Thanks for the report. I had been considering Chez Janou for a first night dinner but may not now. Also will be in an apartment in the Marais, went last year to Breizh Cafe and L'as du Falafel and Cafe des Musees and liked them all....and plan to return. May now do Le Pamplet for the first night. Glad you had a great time.

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    1. re: kathrynj

      Thanks - I know Chez Janou has its fans, but I wouldn't return based upon our experience. It was my first time to stay in the Marais and I am now totally sold on it. Have a wonderful trip.