Suggestions for college group
My nephew, a sophomore music major, will be touring in France with his
college choir this May. He appreciates good food and is an adventuresome
eater, even considering culinary school at one point.
Although I have been to all the places they are visiting, it has been many
years for some of them and his food budget is much less generous than ours
Therefore, I am looking for suggestions for reasonable and authentic
food in places that are tourist friendly but not a tourist "traps". He has
studied Spanish but not French so language might be a consideration.
They will be free for a lot of the lunches and most dinners. Stops will
include Nice, Monaco, Cannes, Avignion, Aix-en-Provence, Beaune and
Paris (three days).
For Paris he might consider:
Le Verre Moutarde
145, rue de Saussure in the 17th (Metro: Wagram)
13.90 for 2 courses, wine and coffee
61, rue Lepic in the 18th (Metro: Absesses)
17.00 E for 3 courses
Jin Xin Lou’s French section
63, rue de l'Amiral Mouchez in the 13th (RER: Cite Universitaire)
Closed Wednesday dinner, Saturday lunch and Sundays.
19.80 for 3 courses
Mussels are commonplace and can be found in every poissonnerie and many seafood-oriented eateries in Paris and other large-size, not too land-locked towns, and of course on the coast.
Sorriest I don't know any resto that has good bouillabaisse in Cannes or Monte Carlo, two coastal cities on your list that I know relatively well. The dish is a Marseille specialty.