I am new to this board and this is my first post
I'll be in Paris late October -early November with my brother and his wife for four days. I'm staying on an extra two days.
I have been put in charge of choosing the restaurants. However I have been given several restrictions that wiped out my first choices.
No place that requires a jacket
No set menu (Might be something they don't like)
Can't be too far from the hotel K K Cayre
I have tried to balance the restaurant choices with traditional food and modern
Friday Lunch Robuchon Dinner Josephine Dumonet
Sat Eiffell Tower Tour Dinner Gaya Rive Gauche
Sunday Giverney Tour- Dinner Le Dome
Monday Lunch Chez Denise Dinner Senderens
Given the circumstances did I make reasonably good choices? Does anyone have any suggestions?
I am thinking of substituting Dominique Bouchet for Gaya on Sat night. I'm looking for opinions on these two restaurants.
Thanks in advance for your advice
l think if you eat as you have planned it will be your last time in Paris, or anywhere. More than one meal a day is too much food for most people here. You may have a superior metabolism but most do not.The amount of food served at Dumonet and Denise is almost silly in it's quantity. l am not a fan of D Bouchet but do not know the other. Senderens is great for looks, neat table lighting, desserts and wine pairings but found the meal greatly lacking in interest. a Le Cinq 'bargain lunch' has a set menu but you get many choices in each category. Paris must have a meal at Le Cinq.
Kindly heed both Oakglen and DCM. For example, 2 days ago I had (an excellent) lunch chez Vivant, a restaurant not known for gargantuan portions like Dumonet, and I still had to skip dinner, not, I repeat, not for dieting purpose, but because I could not remotely think about food until lunch the next day.
Thanks for the quick replies.
I understand your suggestions about too much food and will prob make some adjustments.
I am now concerned about my choices Senderens and D Bouchet. Ar least one of you apparently does not think their food is anything special. What other dinner suggestions should I consider? I understand that a jacket is not required at Aparge Is this true?
Le Cinq I am pretty sure requires a jacket at dinner but maybe not at lunch.
I didn't realize when I took on this task how much pressure I would put myself under.
I really want my brother and SIL to have a great dining experience in Paris. Any more ideas would be greatly appreciated
Le Cinq requires a jacket at every meal, no tie, but the one they give you is a better fit than your normal wardrobe and looks/feels great. You have enough restaurants with Denise, Dumonet, Dome, Robuchon, and maybe Le Cinq. Le Petrelle, Comptoir de Relais, and Le Quincy are here as well.
DCM: Thanks for your input
Out of curiosity, do you mind if I ask you what it is you don't like about D Bouchet?
Regarding Le Cinq, Unless I can convince my brother to pack a jacket I'm afraid we won't be going there. However, I am staying two extra nights and I plan on going either to Le Cinq or Le Meurice on one of those nights