My list of restaurants - but what about the dishes to try?
We're heading to Paris for 10 days in April - our honeymoon, yay! (2nd marriage, even sweeter) - and I have been reading this board for months trying to narrow down our 'must try' list. Also I compared and contrasted CW with a few other foodie blogs and ended up going for the best cross matches that met our criteria - great food!!! Anywhere in Paris!!! No fancy pants Michelin places, they always tend to disappoint (or the equivalent does, where I come from - Sydney).....
We are staying in an apartment in rue Peronnet, hence a bit of a nod to the 7th in the list but otherwise I think we have spread out?
* Regelade St Honore
* L'Ami Louis
* Chex Dumonet
* Le Violon
* Les Cocottes
The information that I have found hardest to research is what individual dishes these restaurants do best. I would love some local input on this. We're both pretty adventurous travellers and foodies (last trip was to Damascus) but unfortunately I am not overly fond of offal. Other than that, anything goes!
Also, what would be the recs for food shopping around where we live?
We also love wine bars but I am assuming that they will become evident as we wander and most will be pretty good?
Frenchie -- it's a limited menu that changes daily so you'll just have to see and pick which of the two choices for each course you like -- reserve now if you haven't yet
Spring -- no choice, it's prix fixe -- reserve now if you haven't yet
Regalade St. Honore -- I like their soups and the pot de creme or rice pudding for dessert
Le Violon -- dishes with crab for entree and bass for main
Les Cocottes -- salad with pancetta and egg, crab in a jar, langoustine ravioli and chocolate tart
re: Nancy S.
I'm guessing you might be able to reserve Spring for April although when I rang a couple of days ago (admittedly for early July) the person I spoke to said they would only take reservations a maximum of two months ahead. This isn't exactly the impression I've had from the Chowhound board where reserving 3 or 4 months ahead gets recommended!
re: Nancy S.
Thanks for this info.....I was intending to get a friend who speaks good french to call both Frenchie and Spring on the weekend....from my research these seemed to be the most popular? So I shall report back on what they say about their bookings policy. The others I will all reserve approx 3 weeks before (except I believe Les Cocottes has a no bookings policy?) Also I forgot to include Saturne on my original list.
Whatever's on the special board is what you should have. It's pretty hard to go wrong with that.