Waiter, how do you say assortiment de fromages in English?

I went to lunch at the resto gastronomique today with Christine, the prof d'allemand who is also new this year. We both have the THOTs in class (I have all of them, she only has the three who have chosen German) and wanted to see them in action.

We didn't know each other well previously, but we had a good time talking about the world and the school. We also had a good time bothering Damien, our waiter and student, by asking him questions in English and German and asking him if he knew the German and English translations for the various foods we were eating, such as:

bisque de crustacés
carré d'agneau persillé
gratin provençal
assortiment de fromage
crème brulée à la lavande

Damien was not too bothered by our linguistic teasing to offer us a tour of the kitchen after our meal was finished. I, camera-laden as always, went around snapping pictures of the kitchen and the waitstaff, because I am a dork.

I am totally going to bring everyone I know there, and tell the waiter they don't speak French - even if they do - so that they have to practice their English serving vocabulary. Mwah ha. Evil assistante.

srah - Thursday, 5 December 2002 - 10:31 AM
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