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Sep 2, 2010 01:26 PM

4 days in Paris

We will be in the 5th Ardmt. for four nights. Taking our 13 year old grand daughter for a treat. What are the pastry shops and restauants not to be missed in the area?

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  1. Kayser, Mulot, Carl Marletti, Dalloyau (big chocolate macarons), Ladurée, Hermé, Patrick Roger, Fish, Le Comptoir, La Rotisserie du Beaujolais, l'AOC (for stews and terrines), Chez René (for real textbook traditional bistrot), l'Atlas (for Couscous), La Truffière (for high prices and wine pairings), Christian Constant (for icecream), Dubois (for cheese), Oteiza (for ham, duck products), Giraudet (for quenelles, soups).

    6 Replies
    1. re: souphie

      Chez René is ok? We're just down the street but had been told to avoid it.

      1. re: panaroma

        "We're just down the street but had been told to avoid it."

        By whom? Why?

        1. re: Parigi

          Some friends who said they had a a poor (overcooked) course there.

          1. re: panaroma

            Hmm, maybe an off night.
            I had a very nice old-school bistro meal there.
            Better be hungry though. The portions are what's called hearty.

            1. re: Parigi

              "By whom? Why?"
              Maybe me.
              My last meal there (after the equipe change) was awful; the formerly thick coq au vin sauce was like dishwater and the chicken dry as a bone.

              1. re: John Talbott

                I thought once upon a time its best dishes were the stewy soupy dishes like the Pot au feu and the coq au vin. This is bad news. Dommage.