Thursday, December 18, 2008

l'accueil etait chaleureux

the usual dinner time in france is a little later than in the united states, around seven thirty or eight o'clock. when the french eat out, they usually arrive at the restaurant between eight and ten o'clock. a festive meal or a meal in a restaurant starts with an aperitif, followed by an hors-d oeuvre or entree (appetizer) and the plat principal (main dish). then comes a salade verte (salad with lettuce) or a course of fromages (cheeses). after the dessert, many people drink cafe (coffee) or an after dinner digestif (drink). "doggy bags" are not customary in french restaurants.

nous gagnons notre pain.

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