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  1. I have just emailed a booking enquiry and it was deleted without it being read! Do they restrict the number of places you can reserve. There is a group of 10 of us wanting to go - will they consider a group that large?
  2. I have tried calling Poncio restaurant for dinner reservations and a friend, whose spanish is far better than mine, was told they only open for big parties in the evening. Is this something new or has something been lost in translation whereby they only accept reservations for big groups in the evening? We are trying to go in October on a Wednesday night. Or have we got it completely wrong? Any help to get a reservation would be really appreciated!
  3. Anyone got any favourite places for sunday night dinner in Barcelona - high end is fine, but I think they all tend to be closed?!
  4. Thanks for the two suggestions - even though Le Comptoir seems to have fallen out of favour or should that be flavour with fellow EGers, we are staying in St Germain so it seems a logical place for us. Hopefully we can at least have a glass of champagne on the terrace between showers if not our entire late lunch!
  5. Am meeting a friend from the States in Paris for lunch tomorrow and had made a reservation at Mini Palais for lunch and just called to confirm my reservation to discover they have decided to close until the 21st - even though they took my reservation last month! Any suggestions?? I gather the weather is not going to be brilliant as I had thought Les Ombres on the terrace or Cafe de l'homme on the terrace as all the reviews seem to indicate the main reason to go to either of these is the terrace rather than the food. I am so mad that MP took my reservation when they must have known they were going to be closed!! We do have reservations at Market for Monday lunch. Is the Comptoir any good sunday lunch or are we likely to have to wait ages for a table? My friend is likely to be jetlagged so standing in the rain will not go down well!! We don't meet up until 1.15 due to my flight and her train time so needs to be somewhere serving late ie at least until 2pm
  6. Sorry to hear your wife got sick! It has been really hot recently and I don't know if it was Oysters that did it, but the Bassan de Thau does heat up and locals have told me not to eat Oysters when it has been hot for long period of time! If Pezenas only gets you for one night it has to be L'Entrepots without hesitation 04 67 90 00 00 - use my name in vain (mention Tracy from Hotel de Vigniamont) if you want! Glad to hear Montpeyroux was an overall good experience! BTW L'Entrepots is closed on Mondays!
  7. I would be interested on your take on the Mimosa Terrace restaurant. Have heard very mixed reviews and we were underwhelmed when we went for Sunday lunch during the winter. Gallery 5 is the place for Foie Gras - Bit tricky to find until you get used to the narrow streets of the old town of Pez. Try to go to L'Entrepots - you need to call at least 1 day in advance and for the weekend at least 2 or3! Have you got a table at O BonTemps? Nigh on impossible to get a table less than 3 weeks in advance - easier for lunch! Bon Continuation!!
  8. Thanks for the kind words re our hotel and posting the link! Forgot to mention that Wednesdays & Fridays in August all the shops in the old part of Pezenas are open until midnight, including the restaurants! For a more rustic meal, Le Vieux Coq in Place Gambetta has reopened with Margerette at the stove and cooking simple tasty dishes. The great thing is you sit in the Place and the kids can get up and play in the square whilst you are waiting for the meal! Enjoy!
  9. Hi Gavin, don't know if you are checking your posting whilst you are down here but thought I would post a reply in case you are! Bar a Vin is very relaxed about kids so no worries there. There is also another very cool new place in Pezenas Gallery 5, tapas/salads: foie gras to die for! and intellegent wine list. It is just north of Place Gambetta heading towards the 'butte de chateau' Tucked away a bit but lovely! Have a great holiday!
  10. Gavin, A couple of dining suggestions for you. Pezenas is where I live and although it is very touristy at this time of year a few recommendatons for you L'Entrepots - very cosmopolitan brasserie/bistro with a fantastic team, you must book though as they get really busy 04 67 90 00 00 A great wine bar has opened and offers 'tapas' and great wine selections by glass or bottle - Bar à Vin de Pezenas on Cours Jean Jaures. Vieux Coq in Place Gambetta is very simple but very good, Margerette is in the kitchen and there are generally three or four things on the blackboard and once she has sold out she just rubs it off the board! In Marseillian there is Chateau du Port - owned by Porcell bros. Bouzigues is great for plateau de fruit de mer! A couple of wineries around our area Domaine Paul Mas (route de Villeyverac, leaving Montagnac) Mas de Fonti, a bit further towards Villeyverac on the same road. Domaine Saint Hilaire and St Martin de la Garrigue on the road to Meze from Montagnac. All of these welcome visitors but not at the weekend. Normally they are closed over lunchtime, until about 2.30pm Hope the above is of help!
  11. Does anyone have any suggestions for great restaurants in Wiesbaden??
  12. I am meeting a girlfriend in Paris for a belated 50th birthday lunch. We are arriving on the Sunday night and plan to eat at Mon Viel Ami, but want something special for Monday lunch! It is the middle of August (18th) and thought the Guy Savoy €100 internet lunch would be perfect but not on a Monday! Any suggestions?? Thanks!
  13. Hi Saborosa Are you by any chance still doing your fantastic tapas tours, we experienced it once with Tara (think it was Tara!) and still rave about it and want a repeat performance! Thanks
  14. I think I am officially addicted to this site!! Everytime I should be doing some kind of paperwork for our hotel I am caught by my hubby reading up on places to eat in Paris - that's why we work so damn hard isn't?? So after too many late nights at the computer screen I have changed direction totally for our Friday night and am going to plump for Le Violon d'Ingres!! I have been reading some negative reviews about Sanderens, mostly on this site is this just people not liking the ringing of the changes or are we more likely to get a better meal at Taillevent (if we can get a reservation at that point??).
  15. Thanks JlP, as we are dining at L'Ambroisie on Thursday night & Senderens on Saturday do you think Hiramatsu might be just too 'goulu' (hope I have got the right word there!!). Does L'Ami Jean get really smokey due to how crowded it gets??
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