From Elizabeth Blau, Las Vegas, NV
Just a few notes from Paris. The renovation to the public areas and spa at the Meurice are wonderful. The bar/lounge has a fabulous but simple menu from a burger to foie gras and caviar. Very chic crowd. Great spot for lunch after shopping on St Honoré. Angelina next door is also good for a quick bite.
Fauchon has new café and another big renovation. You can now grab food from the main level and eat at the counters American style. Place de la Madeleine.
Christian Constant Violin d’Ingres is wonderful but a little more casual and less expensive the Fables de la Fontaine (131 Rue St-Dominique; 33-1-44-18-37-55), for seafood, was fantastic.
Loved Chez Julien for the simple design, chic crowd, and delicious food.
One of my best meals was Thiou (49, Quai Orsay; 33-1-40-62-96-50) for a mild French Thai experience.
At Fish le Boissonerie, go in and sit at the bar (the ONLY place in Paris where you can do this comfortably as a female) and tell them Wendy sent you… FABULOUS food, amazing wine, and menus at 30e… one of the most popular places in Paris for great food, wine, people.