40 Romantic Restaurants in Paris
This specialty travel book will assure the readers of a wonderful and romantic dining exeperience that you have dreamt about for a lifetime. "40 Romantic Restaurants in Paris" describes the major differences between dining out in Paris and dining out in the US.; introduces 40 romantic restaurants that are reasonable priced, English speaking and easy to find with full maps and; exposes hidden costs of the Parisian hotel websites. Combining these insights with his extensive French travel knowledge, the author can save you hundreds of dollars while guiding you to the most romantic dining experiences of your life. The first section entitled "Foods For Thought" clarifies and resolves 35 lingering myths and rumors about dining out in France including: tipping ( the number ONE question of visitors to France); noise levels; availability of mixed drinks and ice; taxes; cigarette smoking; dogs; credit card use; reservations and many others. Resolving these myths will save you money and make you a more knowledgeable, considerate, respectful diner, eliminate frustration and result in better service and a better experience. The middle section not only describes the food and atmosphere of 40 romantic restaurants but also enables you to feel what it is like to actually be there at small, quaint, cozy restaurants tucked away on narrow cobblestone streets. White or red linens, lace curtains, candlelight and sultry jazz combine with the French love of fresh flowers that provide the extra 'pop' and "WOW" factor to give you a magical experience you will treasure for a lifetime. With exceptions highlighted, they are reasonably priced between $75US and $150US, English speaking or English menu, easy to find with detailed maps and within walking distance of major tourist areas along the Seine River. The author points out "marriage proposal worthy" restaurants to couples starting their life together and restaurants that can accommodate "particular eaters" who yearn for a menu item "like back home." "Particular eaters" can share romantic experiences too! The information in this book and many of the restaurants can't be found by concierges, mainstream guidebooks or web searches. They are small 10 to 20 tables that do not have web sites, are off the beaten path and still take reservations the old fashioned way - by pencil into a log book. The author has walked every street, peaked in every window and dined at every restaurant and then some. He has interviewed owners, chefs, servers, local diners and tourist diners about every aspect of the dining experience. Parisian hotel websites want to advertise the lowest possible rate. As a result there may be some hidden items that could be as much as $300 or $400. The author explains how to significantly cut those hidden costs, which translates into more money for dining out! If you want to maximize your Paris vacation dining experiences at a reasonable price, this book is a must. You will create memories that will last a lifetime and make your partner and lover feel as special as they truly are.
- Paperback | 160 pages
- 152 x 229 x 9mm | 227g
- 17 Aug 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- United States
- black & white illustrations
About Chuck Porter
Chuck Porter has traveled extensively throughout the world since childhood. His first trip to France was 1975 and for the last 25 years he has traveled to Paris and outlying provinces at least once per year. During his travels, he has dined at a wide variety of restaurants but searching out romantic off-the-beaten-path unique experiences. He served as host and maitre'd at several French restaurants in the United States under the tutelage and watchful eyes of a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America. In addition to dining in Paris for the last 25 years, in final preparation for this book Chuck lived in Paris on the left bank for 3 months. He walked every street, peaked in every restaurant window and tasted as much food and wine as possible in his quest to find the most romantic spots for this book. His detailed writing style makes you feel what it is like to actually be there. His Dedication brings readers tears, joy and enthusiasm for their next adventure to France.