Thu Sep 10th, 2009 at 09:22:05 AM EST
[FINAL] I've made reservations for Friday evening at 7p.m. at the New Nioullaville restaurant, for 13-15 persons. The address is 32, rue de l'Orillon in the 11th arondissement. It is a couple of blocks east of Metro station Belleville (on Blvd. de Belleville) and then right for about 100 meters. I ate there tonight and it was excellent. We can eat a la carte, dim sum or a banquette menu for about 27 euros a head. My friend and I never left the dim sum except for adding a delicious plate of chinese vegetables. Our bill was 38 euros including a glass of wine, tea and dessert.
The Friday project is to visit the Pere Lachaise cemetary in Northern Paris (perhaps the most famous non military cemetary in the world) and see the tombs of Jim Morrison and some French notables as well; and afterwards to have a Chinese dinner.
bumped by dvx, with minor edit
The metro stop "Pere Lachaise" is on two metro lines, Lines 2 and 3. It seems, however, that metro stop "Phillipe Auguste" on line 2 is right next to the main entrance of the cemetary. It is then three or four metro stops back to Belleville which is the center of the Northern Paris Chinatown where we can dine.
Rahphael has been to Pere Lachaise recently and tells me that it's all uphill from the entrance so plan to be in good shape. Of course it'll be all downhill on the way back to the metro station on the way to dinner. He thinks we need at least two hours and possibly three to see a minimum. The cemetary closes at 6p.m.
See this site for a bit of information,
We need to fix a time to meet and I need to know how many will be coming for the Chinese dinner.
I propose meeting at 4p.m.at the Phillipe Auguste metro station.
And yes, Fran, Chinese restaurants usually have some very nice vegetable dishes.
Please tell me who is planning to come and what time you all would like to meet. Once we have a good idea, I'll go scout out some restaurants and make a reservation.
Update [2009-9-08 by LEP]: As of September 8th the following are attending: LEP, Fran, Helen, dvx, gk, MillMan, afew, Jake. Colman and Sam are a maybe as are Nanne and Cyrille? For dinner only, Melanchthon, Bernard, Nanne, Cyrille and Jake's brother,Rasmus.