I have narrowed down my choices for three days in Paris before heading off to Italy in April
After much searching on Chow and other sites I have narrowed down my choices - based upon where we will be touring and quality of restaurants reviewed on these sites - please help confirm I have made some good choices:
Friday Lunch: Au Vieux Comptoir
Friday Dinner: Pirouette
Saturday Lunch: Cocettes
Saturday Dinner: Chez L'Ami or Frenchie depending upon reservations
Sunday Lunch: Breizh Cafe
Sunday Dinner: Cafe Des Musees or Chez Paul depending upon reservations
Walking pastries/desserts/cheese: Jean Millet, Gregory Renard, Lemoine, La Formagerie,Michel Chaudin,Lauderee, Patrick Roger, Laurent DuBois,Gerard Mulot
If there is anything that is highly recommended at the pastry, chocolate, cheese stores please let me know as well!!!
If you have free time, I hope you visit some of my favorite patisseries:
- L'eclair de Genie, 14 rue Pavee, 4e (salted caramel eclair)
- La Patisserie des Reves, 93 rue de Bac, 7e (I love the tarts)
- Hugo & Victor, 40 blvd Raspail, 7e (passionfruit tart)
- Pain de Sucre, 14 rue Rambuteau, 3e
- Sadaharu Aoki, 35 rue Vaugirard, 6e (Bamboo cake)
- Pierre Herme, 72 rue Bonaparte, 6e (Ispahan croissant)
- Carl Marletti, 51 rue Censier, 5e
- Laduree, 75 blvd Champs-Elysees, 8e (many other locations). I like the St Honore rose-framboise and the kouign amann.
For chocolates, I like:
- Patrick Roger chocolates, 108 blvd St Germain, 6e (many other locations, though). The dark chocolates are terrific.
Don't forget about Jacques Genin's made-to-order millefeuille and passion fruit salted caramels!
Oh my goodness, we had the BEST dinner one evening feasting on savories we picked up at Gerard Mulot that rainy afternoon....
also not to miss is the 3-year-old Comte @ Laurent Dubois,