Proposal Lunch/Dinner in Paris
I'll be travelling to Paris in June 2011 with the view to making a surprise proposal to my partner.
As such, I'm looking for help with two restaurant suggestions as outlined below.
First, I am looking at a haute cuisine lunch at one of the restaurants below. I've done quite a bit of digging around and the list is based on a balance of budget and reviews.
In terms of my 'criteria', I'm looking at the 'total experience' as opposed to just the food itself. Obviously wanting to have an amazing meal, but also looking for sense of something special if that helps.
1. Le Cinq
3. Le Grand Vefour
4. Guy Savoy
5. Le Meurice
6. Le Pre Catelan
7. Le Bristol
10. La Tour D'Argent
Second, I'm looking for something much more low key, intimate, romantic and authentically Parisian for later in the evening. Preferably somewhere with a nice setting where we can enjoy some celebratory drinks (if all goes to plan) and some light eating if we have room!
Many thanks for your assistance in advance - much appreciated!
For drinks only, I'm a fan of Paris's Experimental Cocktail Club (in the 2nd). Great lighting and seating, and excellent drinks.
I've been to Le Meurice once, Le Cinq three times. I prefer Le Cinq as I find the food lighter and more creative, although the jetset crowd and exquisite decor at Le Meurice were very seductive. Still, L'Ambroisie surpasses them both, although its decor and service are refined and elegant rather than showy and ebullient.