Paris Was Fabulous!
Thanks for all of your help planning what turned out to be an amazing time in Paris this spring. Our chauffer was incredible and spoiled us so well that we want him to relocate to our home town so he can drive us to the grocery store, dinner, etc.. He was affable, knowledgeable and a true professional.
We felt like we were on an episode of "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" on the dinner cruise. What a way to start the trip – it was definitely a high point. The staff was outstanding and the food was one of the 2 best meals we had all week (Jules Verne was the other). It is hard to beat Paris by night cruising the Seine. For clients looking to do something a bit more exclusive and luxe, this private yacht definitely fits the bill.
Alain Ducasse earned his reputation for a reason and lunch at Jules Verne in the Eiffel Tower with a breathtaking view bolsters any claim he may have to being one of the world’s best chefs/restaurateurs.
The Louvre, Orsay and Rodin museums are reliably awesome, having been several times before, but this trip we decided to also check out the Carnavalet. Too bad, since most of the rooms were closed and what was open was just meh. We had also planned to visit the doll museum (La Poupee), but changed our minds because we started to get museum overload. Our guide for the Louvre, Orsay and Rodin, Joelle, was wonderful and terrifically knowledgeable. Our guide for Versailles, Anne Marie, was also quite good, striking a balance between overview and historic details.
Our private cooking lesson with Frederic Dillon Corneck was an utterly delightful way to spend 4 hours. Freddy guided us through his local market where we devised a menu and picked out our ingredients. We returned to his atelier and helped prepare a delicious lunch. He was engaging, gracious and a pretty good cook. Ours was a simple lunch, but I know he can prepare more elaborate meals so if this is something any of your clients are interested in doing – Freddy gets our unhesitating endorsement.