Subject: Re: Paris restaurants
Hi Ziners,

I suppose I should jump in on this topic since I live in Paris. In fact, I live just down the street and around the corner from the Bistrot de Breteuil, which I've been to several times. It's classic French cuisine at a very reasonable price, which includes apperatif, bottle of wine and coffee. It is very popular with families for Sunday lunch (the big meal of the day). It's a big place, but be sure to reserve a table if you plan to eat there on a Sunday (Bistrot de Breteuil, 3 place de Breteuil, 75007 Paris. Tel 01 45 67 07 27. Metro Sevres-Lecourbe or Duroc.)

My favorite Paris restaurant is also in my neighborhood. When friends are visiting, we almost always take them to L'Antre Amis. So we probably average a visit every month or six weeks. It's a small bistro, modern and intimate. When Ziners had a GTG in Paris a couple of years ago, we had it at L'Antre Amis, and I think everyone enjoyed it. The restaurant offers the best dessert I've had anywhere: a chocolat and pistachio moelleux (chocolate cake, with melted chocolate and pistachio inside -- yum!). You have to order it with your meal because they bake them to order. Stefan and his staff are very cordial and efficient. L'Antre Amis is closed on the weekends, and it's small so reservations are suggested. (L'Antre Amis, 9 rue Bouchot, 75015 Paris. Tel 01 45 67 15 65. Metro Sevres-Lecourbe.)

Bon appetit! Et bons voyages! Evan in Paris