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Birthday Chocolate Mousse and more

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dogood Oct 19, 2013 02:37 PM

Spending week in early November around a Big Birthday. Plan on having lunch at Les Papilles and after window shopping, walking and a nap fancy heading out for a few stops and wanderings - Are staying in the Marais near the Seine. Thinking of a few oysters, champagne, cheese, and Chocolate mousse to top it off. Will be a Saturday. Thanks for any suggestions you all have. Have been a reader and got great tips for a previous visit and again for this, so really appreciate your sharing spirit.

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    manouche Oct 19, 2013 03:50 PM

    Well, I don't know where you can get oysters, champagne, cheese and chocolate mousse in one fell swoop...
    but, in the Marais, you could have a very nice time indeed at Ambassade d'Auvergne, which has the best chocolate mousse in town, besides what comes out of my kitchen. There is good cheese here, and also very nice "digestifs", such as Vieille Prune, etc. Sit upstairs, which is much nicer.

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      dogood Oct 19, 2013 04:01 PM

      Thanks! doesn't have to be in the Marais, and I was thinking of two stops, but "the best choc mousse in town" is quite a recommendation! Thanks for rec about sitting upstairs.

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        John Talbott Oct 19, 2013 06:35 PM

        "Well, I don't know where you can get oysters, champagne, cheese and chocolate mousse in one fell swoop..." on a Saturday.
        I love this challenge. And I'm not going to settle on two places, just one - The Garnier, 111 rue St Lazare in the 8th,
        Next?

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          Parigi Oct 20, 2013 04:57 AM

          "Ambassade d'Auvergne"
          I must have had several "off" meals at the restaurant. Did not find the food memorable, including the mousse au chocolat. But very nice service, very kind to my tourist friends.
          Admittedly, the mousse au chocolat is not something I order in restaurants. But all my friends homemade mousse is at least as good, and most often better. Therefore I doubt the Ambassade d'Auvergne's is that 4-letter b-word.

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            John Talbott Oct 20, 2013 07:43 AM

            Agree with Parigi about Ambassade d'Auvergne.
            Best choc mousse at the moment is at Les Coulisses Vintage. 19, rue Notre-Dame de Lorette in Parigi's 9th, 01 45 26 46 46.

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