Clearly it's not a surprise that this Food Highlight comes from Paris... La Tour d'Argent, Le Grand Vefour, L'Atelier... But what was surprising, at least to me, were two things:
1) Just how good this New Year's Eve dinner at Relais Louis XIII was... (Pictured: Dessert Chocolat, "Black and White" Edition: 2011-12)
And 2) That somehow, at midnight overlooking the Seine on the Ile de la Cite, a short stroll from the restaurant, she said, "Yes!"
So, for any guys thinking about proposing in Paris, here are my recommendations:
Place to stay: Relais Christine
Place to eat: Relais Louis XIII
Place to pick up a bottle of bubbly: La Quincave
Place for the best macarons (which you'll want to go with the champagne when you're up until 4am calling everyone you know with the good news): Laduree