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Babymoon in Paris - Dining Itinerary for 2 NY 'Hounds - Please comment!

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We could not be more excited to spend our babymoon in Paris this upcoming October! We will be staying in Paris for 4 nights, Wed - Sun., and expect the trip to be one of romance, relaxation and elegant, delicious food. (Read: long, leisurely dining sessions with pitch-perfect service.) We will have 1-2 "big" dinners, and 2 lunches (taking advantage of the phenomenal prix-fixe options.) Please help me finalize our itinerary below.

Le Cinq - Lunch (This is a definite. Reminds me of EMP, perhaps more luxurious. Cheese is a must?)

Guy Savoy or Taillevent - Lunch. I know these are so different, but Taillevent may not happen for dinner. Many reviews note that the food @ Guy Savoy is not as "stand-out." What makes the restaurant special?

Taillevent or Pierre Gagnaire - Dinner (any "must have" dishes on the ALC menu?) I'm leaning towards Pierre Gagnaire. However, we're huge fans of Daniel in NYC. Yes, it's not avant-garde - we love it for it's classic perfection.

Other contenders: L'Astrance (not too many comments on this - thoughts? Where could it fit into our itinerary?) L'Atelier de Joel Rubuchon (Should we stick to NY?)

Also, any suggestions for semi-casual, romantic dinner spots (perhaps in an area akin to West Vill.) are welcomed. We expect to have light dinners after our big lunches, so ambiance will be extremely important.

Thanks in advance.

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  1. What is babymoon?

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    1. re: Parigi

      Instead of honeymoon.... we're already married and expecting our first child :-) Cause for celebration!

    2. My 2c regarding Pierre Gagnaire, at that time of the year (october) they might have the Hunting menu; as "funky" as PG can be, it always has a strong classical french cuisine base.

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      1. re: Maximilien

        We'll be there the first week of October, would that still apply? Also, by referencing hunting, do you mean that the menu may have a lot of wild game (eg venison)?