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Aug 2, 2014 08:13 AM

Need Comments on our Paris dinner choices. Should we change anything?

We have four nights coming up in Paris, and have booked the following four restaurants (in order): Are we missing anything, (I know, tough question as there's many great places): Monday: Verjus, Tuesday: Le Galopin, Wednesday: David Toutain, Thursday: L'Arpege, (is it still all it's cranked up to be)?

We're planning to do Pirouette for lunch one day and still have three more lunch spots. with large dinners every night, we really are looking for casually, wonderful places..your suggestions are appreciated.

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    1. re: John Talbott

      John, thank you- I read your blog daily---what about our dinner choices??

      1. re: sockster

        Never been to Verjus (I only eat lunch out) and L'Arpege is so long ago I'm not sure I should comment but I never thought it was the "be all and end all" some folks did/do.
        You mean Verjus in the 1st not Bruno Verjus' in the 12th, right?

          1. re: sockster

            Let me amend my note about L'Arpege. We did love it around its makeover in 1991-2 even though I felt the food was oversalted. And we've not returned since his tilt towards vegetables.

            1. re: sockster

              Hmmm...when is your trip? I'm pretty sure Verjus is closed from August 4-September 5.

                1. re: sockster

                  Oh good...I've never been. I'm headed to Paris next week and wanted to try Verjus but (sadly) found out it was closed. It will have to wait until my next visit. Enjoy!

                  Oh, but I did go to L'Arpege a few years ago and found it amazing. It's fairly casual for a Michelin 3*. It's a pretty intimate one point Chef Alain Passard even came out to the dining room and chatted with us. This style fits my taste more than the grande ballroom type places.

                  1. re: jacksonkev

                    See if you can get into David Toutain- He made one of my favorite meals ever when he was chef at Agape Substance- Can't wait to try his own place. It was the first reso I made for my Paris trip!

      2. With all those dinners, you're not likely to be hungry for lunch. It's an awful lot of food. Just my notion.

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        1. re: ChefJune

          Or vice versa.
          In olden days when I went out to dinner I would try to have something really light for lunch - like oysters.