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Any "must haves" at these restaurants?

ParisKat Mar 20, 2011 05:38 PM

My husband and I are leaving for Paris on Sunday evening. Here are the places where we have reservations. I'm wondering if there are any "must have" dishes at any of them that I shouldn't miss. Any help is very much appreciated.

Le Beurre Noisette
L'Avant Gout
Chez Denise
Chez Josephine Dumonet
Chez l'Ami Jean
Le Comptoir

These are all dinner reservations. I'd love to think that I could put away a 2-3 course lunch as well, but I just don't see it. For the most part, we're thinking about wine bars, cafes, etc. for lunch. Of course if any of you have suggestions, I'm open. Until then, I can't wait to get to Paris!!!

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    chicagoparis Mar 22, 2011 02:02 AM

    maybe the boeuf bourguignon at Dummonet and the piballes at l'Ami Jean. The tête de veau and the vol au vent at Violon d'Ingres

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    1. re: chicagoparis
      souphie Mar 22, 2011 02:30 AM

      The piballes at l'Ami Jean I wholeheartedly second. But 1/it's a seasonal thing and 2/that significantly alters the budget.

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      ParisKat Mar 21, 2011 03:31 PM

      Thank you to everyone for your suggestions! The ones at Chez Josephine sound particularly good. Besides these actual dishes, is there anything that is in season that I should watch for? Is asparagus in season yet?

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      1. re: ParisKat
        souphie Mar 21, 2011 10:12 PM


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        foodiedanielle Mar 21, 2011 01:29 PM

        Rice pudding (dessert) @ Chez L'Ami Jean. Make sure to glop on the caramel sauce!

        1. Delucacheesemonger Mar 21, 2011 03:17 AM

          Chez Denise-civet de cerf, house brouilly,chou farci, tripes a la mode de Caen, hachis parmentier
          Dumonet-Boeuf Bourguignon

          Plus whatever Souphie said

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          1. re: Delucacheesemonger
            souphie Mar 21, 2011 12:17 PM

            Oh and Boeuf Bourguignon at Joséphine too.

          2. souphie Mar 20, 2011 11:30 PM

            Chez Denise: Morue auvergnate, steak tartare
            Chez Joséphine: foie gras, cote de veau, pigeon, rossini, millefeuille, old sauternes
            Chez l'Ami Jean: what ever's on the chalkboard

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