Okay, time to get serious. I only dine in fancy restaurants whose name or whose chef's name easily lends itself to word play. Sometimes it's perilous, as with L'Astrance, one of whose owners is out to exploit every way he can the high percentage of know-nothing clients. But I've been to nearly all the others in the fairly-recent past, seeing them becoming increasingly diminished and increasingly expensive at the same time. Nonetheless I have had some excellent dishes, the best being the Pitiviers at Le Cinq that was almost as enjoyable as the Oreillier de la Belle Aurore at Gerard Besson, who, by the time I had the dish there, had lost all his stars.
We’re making something of a whirlwind trip because my wife and I have been invited to a wedding in Villie-Morgon. We arrive in Geneva, spend three nights at the Lake of Annecy, one night at La Bouitte (anyone been?), three nights in Beaujolais, and the last day getting from Macon to Paris Gare de Lyon at 12:15 and heading out to CDG around 4:00. Unless we decide to get to Paris the night before, we would have to have lunch either around the Gare de Lyon or Montmartre because my wife wants to buy pepper at a spice shop she saw on L’Escapade de Petitrenaud”. Also double trouble because that day is Monday, August 1.
What do you think? I will appreciate any suggestions for dinner on July 31 or lunch August 1.