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Oysters 2010 Paris help

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williamsonoma Sep 25, 2010 12:09 PM

First I would like to thank everyone on this board for great information! Great to find other people out there that are so passionate about their foods.
I will be in Paris on the second week of October 2010 for 4 days and have compiled a list of Oyster places to hit.
I will be staying in the 11th arr but will travel via metro. Please let me know if I should add any more places to my oyster list. Also any other helpful information regarding to the types of oysters that I should definitely must have. I'm reading a lot about utah beach oysters.
Here is my list.
Pleine Mer 10th arr
La Baron Rouge 12th arr
L 'Ecume St. Honore 1st arr
Garnier 8th arr

Please let me know if I should add/remove any from my list.
All opinions are welcomed!
Thank you

  1. John Talbott Sep 25, 2010 12:40 PM

    Well, as I've said, I think "L 'Ecume St. Honore 1st arr" is really cool for both its bivalves and the piped music of seagulls - not for everyone, but they spoke to me and I really like the Utah Beaches at the Ecailler du Bistrot (Paul Bert).
    I tried to see if Regis was open the other day but got diverted by some lovely apparition and my favorite for several seasons and reasons (incl proximity to Alleose, FNAC, Darty, etc) used to be l'Huitrier. Ah so much to do, so much to taste, so little time.

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    1. re: John Talbott
      menton1 Sep 26, 2010 08:55 AM

      Ww tried to go to Regis on Sept 8th, and, just like last year, the sign said that he was vacationing in Bretagne. (From june 1- to the last week of September). So perhaps he has reopened by now...

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      kobri Sep 26, 2010 05:02 AM

      My favourite is Garnier opposite St.Lazare station. We have tried all different oyster places in Paris, but always return to Garnier. The quality of oysters, and the choice are just the best.

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        williamsonoma Sep 26, 2010 07:35 AM

        I have L'Ecume, Garnier, and Ecailler on the top of my list. Any specific oysters from these places I should be trying? How about Champagne?
        Thanks JT and kobri!

        1. re: williamsonoma
          menton1 Sep 26, 2010 09:04 AM

          The drink of choice with oysters is Muscadet. In October, there is not the variety there is later in the season, but make sure to try the Belons and the Pousses de Claires varieties.

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            vielleanglaise Sep 26, 2010 01:46 PM

            "The drink of choice with oysters is Muscadet" depends on where you live, come from, eat.

          2. re: williamsonoma
            John Talbott Sep 26, 2010 10:11 AM

            l'Ecailleur has aweome Utah Beaches if you can forget who the bivalves feasted on all these years (I always sip a sip for the Greatest Generation).

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              kobri Sep 27, 2010 02:10 AM

              I'm also for belon, very tasty!

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            dawnnyc Sep 27, 2010 07:22 AM

            Great info! I have a question. If I'm going to sit at the oyster bar at one of these restaurants do I need a reservation? Thanks!

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              John Talbott Sep 27, 2010 08:53 AM

              Yes and no.
              Yes for all the reasons I keep stating every week and no you'll surely get seated.

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                williamsonoma Sep 28, 2010 04:08 PM

                WOW!
                Thank you John talbott! Just got back from Ecailler du Bistrot (Paul Bert) and the Utah beach oysters are amazing. Had the seafood plateau and must come back. Great servivce there! French oysters are to die for! Where should I head to next? I may go to l'eclume in the 1st tomorrow.

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                  williamsonoma Sep 29, 2010 09:14 AM

                  L'ecume is great! 17 euro for the half dozen and glass of wine is a deal! I wasn't too crazy about the sea urchin. Where to go next. Hmmmmmmmm

            2. boredough Oct 27, 2010 05:05 PM

              Huiterie Régis - great place as long as all you want is oysters & wine. One of our favorite stops.

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