Help please... Restaurant recommendations in Paris and Burgundy, late Feb-March 2010
I am returning to Paris after a four year absence and the restaurant scene has changed so dramatically that I could really use some recommendations for some reasonably priced restaurants (no more than $100 per person) that an amateur foodie such as myself will enjoy. I am willing to travel off the beaten path for some truly delectable food. (I used to live in Paris so I know my way around) I am more partial to meat and game compared to fish since I have a shell fish allergy but I am open to everything including Moroccan and Algerian cuisine. One night will be spent at Josephine Chez Dumonnet because it hold a special place in my heart but the rest of my six nights there are open. I will be in Paris late Feb. 2011 and Burgundy early March 2011.
I will also be traveling to Dijon and Beaune on my own, so any recommendation there would also be greatly appreciated.
Thank you for any and all help!
I'll leave Paris to those who know it best.
Here are some recent threads with still valid (in my opinion) options in Burgundy. The first includes a very thorough report from Gman. The only recommendation you will see from me that I don't stand behind anymore is Comptoir Gaspard in Beaune. Used to be great, has recently changed hands and now...no nice way to say it...sucks. We just returned from 2 weeks in Burgundy and if I can get my act together, I'll post a review of our most recent meals.
This last link is one I found when searching for restaurants in Dijon. I've only tried one, but based on that, her recommendations seem to be spot on.
Have a great time!
Thanks for the shout out Da. Over here right now but lack of wifi and snow have taken their toll. Holing up in Lyon for a couple of nights before heading back to Cote D'Or and then Paris. full reports promised when I'm back in the home saddle. Highlight so far: Degustation Menu at Frederic Ducet in Charolles. Wowza. From the amuse onward it was clear we were in very good hands. possibly the best meal I've ever had. So good we spent the night (Ok... Actually we didn't want to make the white knuckle drive back throu a surprisingly ardent snow storm... Hotel quite comfy too!). More later, promise.... Well before Feb.
Can't say why no one has responded.
Josephine Chez Dumonnet is a solid choice.
You might wish to look through the places recommended in recent threads and see if they appeal.
If that doesn't work, ask me to make up a list of what I'd do if traveling in your time frame for my friends to laugh at and suggest better choices. HA!