So, this is a partial list of where we actually ended up going
Ellsworth - great meal. owners from boston but very brooklyn style
Bar Hemmingway - nifty historic space but too many old people. i'm kind of old but these people were really old. service was a bit frosty
Berthillon - it's ice cream!
Treize au Jardin - trying to be husk in paris. owner is a doll. food is good but not earth shattering
Le Petit Commines - interesting and innovative. they know their wine.
Sama Beyrouth - best falafel and sides, i've ever had. the owner is super friendly and told us he would order for us so we didn't do it wrong. he was right
Etienne Marcel - nice casual dining with prime people watching.
Crêperie Breizh Café - 100% buckwheat crepes and galettes made with premium fillings. the perfect place to soak up the wine from dinner
Patisserie Stohrer - old skool patisserie. i mostly looked but tasted a lick ass lemon curd tart with meringue topping that was beyond good
La Crêperie De Port Marly - old fashioned, family run crêperie in the burbs. hey it was gluten free 100% buckwheat
Le Taillevent - best fine dining i've had in a while. the service was impeccable. they managed to accommodate a pescatarian, vegetarian and me with my gluten intolerance and other allergies. we let the som choose the wines and he was genius. i was dining with california wine people who were excited about the depth and breadth of the cellar.
Restaurant Gemini - gluten free pasta and pizza near our apt. family owned and delicious. awesome gf pizza crust
will add photos of some highlights later
“One thing kids like is to be tricked. For instance, I was going to take my little nephew to Disneyland, but instead I drove him to an old burned-out warehouse. 'Oh, no!', I said, 'Disneyland burned down.' He cried and cried, but I think that deep down he thought it was a pretty good joke. I started to drive over to the real Disneyland, but it was getting pretty late.”
*proud descendant of cheese eating surrender monkeys*