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My boyfriend and I will be making an overnight trip to Paris from London in September, arriving on a Monday and leaving for Reims the next day. After researching on chowhound, we have made reservations for Michel Rostang on Monday evening, and will most likely go to Chez l'Ami Jean for lunch on Tuesday before heading to Reims. What are your thoughts and recommendations for lunch on Monday that won't overload us as we head into a culinary coma with MR and CAJ, as we definitely want to be able to enjoy and appreciate those meals?! We will be staying in the 1e arrondissement, but are happy to travel to wherever...thank you!

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  1. Well, if I'm eating heavy at night (which I try not to do), I do light/seafood at lunch, so how about:
    Fables of Fontaine
    131, rue Saint-Dominique, 7th (Metro : Ecole Militaire)
    T : 01 44 18 37 55
    Open 7/7
    A la carte about 40 €.

    or lightish, fusionish say others, seafoodish:
    Ze Kitchen Galerie
    4, rue des Grands Augustins, 6th (Metro: Saint Michel)
    T: 01 44 32 00 32
    Closed Sundays.
    Menus: 27, 30 and 35, a la carte 30-50 €.

    1. "Michel Rostang on Monday evening, and will most likely go to Chez l'Ami Jean for lunch on Tuesday before heading to Reims. What are your thoughts"

      Overdose

      "lunch on Tuesday before heading to Reims"

      You'd need to fast by then.

      1. hmmm. Just reading your plans is giving me heartburn! If you are doing a big fancy dinner Monday evening, I would seriously recommend that lunch that day be a ham sandwich from a boulangerie. You will want to save room for all the goodies at Rostang. (At least, I would!) And unless you want to arrive in Reims stuffed to the gills, I would probably not choose lunch the next day at CAJ.

        There's going to be lots of good food in Reims, too. ;)

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        1. re: ChefJune

          But Chef, they could be 21, at which age, one can do it.

        2. Thank you all! I know it's ambitious, and I was afraid of the chowhound "backlash" ha, ha, ha! But, these are great ideas to get the ball rolling...fish would be excellent, especially as my boyfriend is from Seville and eats seafood like it's going out of style! Also, Gosselin is close to our hotel and could be a good candidate for sandwiches. Thanks again!