FOOD, For What it is worth!

I must confess. I find most of the restaurant, bistro and café food overpriced and almost inedible. The latest big disappointment was Gerard Depardeau’s dining tome, La Fontaine Gaillon. The fish was flavorless, parma ham way too salty, and the cost 40 plus euros per person at lunch. The only reason we dined there was because Jim celebrated a wedding there that day.

So where do I recommend?

Lao in the 13th arr -home to many Asian restaurants – most all are good and well-priced. Lao, the best Thai cuisine we have ever had, was named one of the best by Paris newspaper Le Figaro.

Chez Gladines in the 15th arr- a Soho type neighborhood place where we sit with other French people -cheap and good.

Breakfast in America in the 5th arr- our home away from home- a real breakfast and good veggie burgers.

Le Reminet– near Notre Dame in the 5th- good French food – a reasonable lunch offering- 12 euros for three courses.

XXL in Versailles- excellent Belgian cuisine- Grandmother’s rice pudding to live for!

Polidor-French comfort food in the 6th arr- near the universities-a literary hangout but watch out for the turkish toillette.

So don’t be ripped off by tourist traps! And don’t miss our favorite crepe spot near Montparnesse – Gosselin!

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