faith wrote: I haven't had an artichoke in a million years, I don't even remember if I liked it. ::kisaki:: I don't know if it's a fashionable thing or not (I'm not knowledgeable about that and I'm not really interested), but I'm just searching randomly through Fodor's/recommendations/internet/historical places. But yeah, I keep coming upon artichokes and foie gras. I made reservations to these (I'm probably going to a couple of other places you mentioned along with Procope) because of the location/building/history, but I hear the food is good as well. I liked what you said about the restaurants though, how they normally have the same menus, that's good to know XD It's all kind of mind-boggling and hard to choose from though. http://www.procope.com/ (oldest cafe in Paris) http://www.cieldeparis.com/ (the view!) http://www.fermettemarbeuf.com/ (old too! I'm so glad it wasn't destroyed.) and here: I also didn't know that foie gras was controversial. I didn't know about the forced feeding or any of that, hm. sing once again with meee, our strange dueeeet. my power over youuuuu, grows stronger yeeeet.