Where to eat: Septime in Paris, France
Paris is full of options for food, but how do you know where to go? I don't like to be too constrained by a schedule while on vacation so I'll make reservations for a few meals. And for some restaurants, a reservation is the only way you're getting in.
Septime- This is always my most favorite meal when I visit. I know Paris is the land of formage, but Septime will change the menu and ingredients so that I can eat dairy-free. For dessert one time, they made me chocolate sorbet. The first time I went to Paris, I was able to get dinner reservations. The second time, only lunch. You can make reservations online and the schedule opens up 21 days in advance. You need to stalk the website pretty much as soon as the day you're looking at opens up as an option. You may also need to be flexible on the days because sometimes it is already booked up, which is no surprise with its Michelin Star. The staff here speaks English so if your French is as bad as mine, you'll be ok. Anyone get picky about the bathroom when you travel? This one is roomy and has real towels for you to dry your hands.
Tip: When the staff asks, "Do you eat everything?", they are really asking if you will eat all organs like intestines, liver, etc.