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    The Rabbit Place- La Lapin Sauté

    You may not fall down the rabbit hole, but upon entering Le Lapin Sauté, you will find yourself in a Beatrix Potter-meets-Disney-themed establishment. A medley of flower pots are transformed into bell-like ornaments to welcome passer-byes into the warmth of this cozy restaurant. Decorative eggs strung from old vines twist across the walls and around window panes. Antique toys are clustered in every corner and rabbits reign supreme as figurines, wooden cutouts and floppy stuffed animals. A fireplace warms the tiny room filled with small red and white checkered tables and wooden chairs. I’m sure there’s a pot of honey somewhere that Rabbit always kept just for Winnie the Pooh.…

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    Foie Gras and Carnivore Lovers Dine at Au Pied de Cochon

    Tom is the ultimate foodie, and I usually just tag along and eat everything he orders. A few years ago, Tom raved about Au Pied de Cochon and the 20 courses of foie gras, pig, and organ meat he consumed. It sounded absolutely disgusting to me, and a heart attack in the making. But he took his time teaching me about the finer cuisines in life, and now, I was ready to pig out. More than just slabs of animal fat, Au Pied de Cochon resembles a pub with a rustic flair of its rich edible creations. It’s located in the Plateau, a multi-block area reminiscent of New York City’s Chelsea, with mom-and-pop shops…

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