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'Ze fast and ze furious!'

Now that I'm sober, I can tell you about last night's meal in more detail, without the danger that reviewing it bloggily would cause me to review it vomitally.

Becky and I went to the nice restaurant in town, sort of on a whim, after discussing how much we both like food. Becky told me that although she'd never been there, she'd heard that they don't like Americans, so we had to be on our best behavior and I had to do all of the talking because we'd have to speak French. We went in and asked for a table for two.

"Do you have a reservation?" We admitted that we didn't and they said that they only had one table left, so we were going to have to take that one. Um... fine with us! So we sat in the middle of the room and tried to behave ourselves, realizing that by not making a reservation, we had made our first gaffe.

Things actually got better from there. We ordered our kir royales with crème de pêche as apéritifs and by doing so, I managed to get a bit squiffy before we even opened the bottle of rosé. Once we'd ordered, the wait staff seemed to warm up to us and our waiter teased us about our bad habits (slow eating for me, smoking for Becky) all through the evening and spoke English, Spanish, German and Japanese to us as well as French.

Anyway, Becky and I each ordered from the menu. We had the salade de chèvre chaud, then she had some kind of porc dish and I had coq au vin for the main course. As we finished up our main courses, we realized there were still two courses to go, but luckily we (erm... I) had taken so long eating that they actually asked us if we wanted the cheese course or if we wanted to skip straight to dessert. I had crêpes with a Grand Marnier sauce and Becky had the clafoutis aux cerises. We adjourned to the bar for our coffee and tea, as we had outlasted everyone in our dining room and they were getting ready to close for the night.

We managed to roll/wobble ourselves to the computer lab to send drunken/potentially-sick emails to our friends, then wobbled up to bed.

srah - Friday, 25 June 2004 - 4:05 AM
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Comments (2)

gravatar Mr. B--------- - June 27, 2004 - 10:51 AM -

How come I didn't get an email? :)

gravatar Court - June 27, 2004 - 11:15 AM -

Wow. The last out of a French restaurant. That's really saying something.

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