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Aug 20, 2010 04:45 AM


Sadly returning to England after five fabulous Paris years. My husband's birthday just before we leave. Where to take him and our foody eleven year old son for a Saturday lunch and a final memory?
We've loved The Crillion, Le Cinq, Jules Verne, L'Arpege, Le Meurice. What have we missed?

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    1. If the weather is good, the Bar Vendome at the Ritz would be my choice. Check it out.

      1. Being a romantic and slobbering old guy I guess if I were leaving after 5 years I'd go to the resto that I have the fondest memory of. That might be tougher on Saturday for lunch. So how about Friday night go to the fine dining old favorite and Saturday lunch to a gutsy bistro finale - Paul Bert or Repaire de Cartouche for example.

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        1. re: John Talbott

          Who mentioned saturday? You always seem to know more than is written.

          1. re: souphie

            "You always seem to know more than is written."
            No, I believed my teachers who insisted I read all the instructions before opening a test.
            cf "Where to take him and our foody eleven year old son for a Saturday lunch and a final memory?"

              1. re: souphie

                This thread spooks me too, starting with the title. I keep imagining the poster committing harakiri after dessert.

        2. Thank you all. Eight posts but only three with a restaurant suggestion. Congratulations to John for reading the exam question carefully. And to Paragi and Souphie, England is a painful move though perhaps not as final as harikiri (we will survive beyond dessert). A decision based on education rather than our palate. I'm liking a 'gutsy bistro finale'

          1. I would consider "La Grande Cascade"; a place designed to create pleasant memories.