Paris - May 2022 Trip and Plans

I am not a light eater &, at over 220lbs (I feel better saying 100kilos), I have “capacity”. But, I have never been able to eat more than one substantial meal per day & can only recount a handful of times I’ve even tried. How is this done? I just dont understand.

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For me, I guess at the beginning of a trip, when one is fresh, one may be able to do 2 big meals a day (without breakfast), but it’s hard to appreciate them fully. And after days of eating, and going through the same rituals, plus indigestion because of certain overeaten meals, i would be happy to skip a meal and grab some smaller snacks or sandwiches or more simple stuff. A tip is to skip bread at bigger meals, but it’s a pity as they are usually better than in an average bakery.

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Besides capacity, there is a definitely diminished appreciation, gusto, lust for the second large meal of the day. As they say, hunger or appetite is the best seasoning.

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I would guess that after a lunch at Montée you’ll be able to eat a normal dinner. The food at Montée is exquisite, but the quantities are not excessive. You definitely get enough, but not too much.

I couldn’t agree more. We stayed two weeks in Paris just recently and tried to eat everything we could - lunch and dinner as well as patisserie goodies. After three years away and pandemic months as well, it’s so easy to overdo. After the first week we got it. Salads or oysters for lunch and then a wonderful dinner. But what a sad lesson to learn - moderation- when the city has so much to offer.

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Flew back to NYC yesterday. Was glad to sleep in my own bed, even though I had a blast.

Will be working on all my trip reports and should be able to get them all through over the weekend.

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I often do only brunch/lunch and dinner while travelling. I also often make lunch the more substantial meal.

Both fairly substantial, and not more than 4 courses at dinner. I don’t enjoy multi-course meals that require me to be seated for more than 2 hours, so I usually avoid tasting menus. I like 3 or 4 course prix fixe.

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I am working on getting my trip written up, including all the restaurant reviews. It was an outstanding trip, and I am so glad I was able to make it. Already trying to plan another one.

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First two posts up. Working on Day 1 and my Montee review now. I will post the Montee review here in full as well, but you can go visit my site directly as well. Subscribe! Hoping to have more from now on.

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Montee is also on my upcoming Paris eating itinerary. Cannot wait to read your review! So far, MOST ENJOYABLE TO READ! Thank you!

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So Montee review is up in separate thread. I am going to be working on my day 2 which will include Les Petites Mains (the terrace restaurant at Palais Galliera) and Le Chardenoux. I anticipate posting that one tomorrow or Tuesday. Then will tackle Day 3 and the Pouliche write up. I did a catalog of how many posts I will have from this one write up, and it is 17 and counting. WHEW!

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Day 2 is up. I have included my two meals on that day in the post, but am posting those reviews here separately.

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Lovely write-up! So enjoyable to read! Thanks for posting!

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I was starting on Day 3 today as well, and I realized I do not actually remember exactly what I had a Pouliche! I usually write or take some sort of notes, but if I did not have the menu from the restaurant, I was so involved in the meal, that I did not write anything down. So Pouliche will be a lot of pictures with some really fuzzy memories on what I had. I remember everything being amazingly well done, but that is about it. I did stay out after at a cocktail bar until they closed that night.

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Great reports. Both settings look divine. The bar is a great way to go when single, especially if it is mirrored. You get a slight advantage of being over the heads of most diners. And you likely will get a bit more attention from a good bartender.

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