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Bob Hughes Sep 5, 2010 08:58 PM

We will be in Paris for my wife's B'day. Any recommendations...we like to dress up and go for the gusto

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  1. souphie Sep 6, 2010 07:03 AM

    What else do you like or expext, food wise or ambiance wise? What's your food experience? Do you have any thoughts on budget? Time of the year? Day of the week? Things you don't eat? Do you like to be taken extra care of or do you prefer to keep the interference at a minimum? Do you want special stuff, ie birthday cake and candles, or something else?

    There must be like 30 two and three star restaurants in Paris that would match you initial query -- hence my request.

    Another advice is: read the blogs (you know: ChickEats, RefinedPalate, FoodSnob, Julotlespinceaux, Very Good Food, Gastromondiale, Wandering Epicures, Ulterior Epicure, etc), check out the pictures, and see if something strikes you as what you want.

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      Parigi Sep 6, 2010 07:36 AM

      If there should be a permanent question on the French board, above all other questions, it should be this:
      "What else do you like or expext, food wise or ambiance wise? What's your food experience? Do you have any thoughts on budget? Time of the year? Day of the week? Things you don't eat? Do you like to be taken extra care of or do you prefer to keep the interference at a minimum? Do you want special stuff, ie birthday cake and candles, or something else?"
      instead of the SonnyBono-esque "Announcement: New Board Breakdown for Chowhound" et ce, since January.

      1. re: Parigi
        John Talbott Sep 6, 2010 04:03 PM

        You're too young to know who Sonny Bono was?

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          Bob Hughes Sep 6, 2010 08:56 PM

          Absolutely not...which song do you want me to sing? Bonnie is a GREAT cook! Loves fine dining. She will dress up. Would like a Paris experience with wine, appies, etc. First time to Paris for both of us...maiden voyage.

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        Bob Hughes Sep 6, 2010 08:32 AM

        Thanks, Souphie...we will be there the last 2 wks of Sept (this month), a Tuesday is her B'day. We always look for the local culture experience when we travel. 3 star is appropriate.

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          Oakglen Sep 6, 2010 09:08 AM

          Lasserre is my wife's favorite Parisian restaurant. A number of menus are available, some with wine. You can reserve on their web site; just don't forget to reconfirm the day before.

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            Laidback Sep 7, 2010 06:51 AM

            I think La Grande Cascade would be a good birthday venue. Gorgeous setting, plush interior and very good cooking!

            I prefer lunch, not just for the price but because the setting by the waterfall and gardens is more visual.

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