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August 09, 2011



I SO agree with you Richard. We have had and still have plenty of guests visiting us in France and funnily we still speak (and laugh - now....) about the one and only very, very unfriendly and shockingly rude treatment we got with regular visitors - also not too far from the Louvre (that's where we came from....). We wanted our friends to eat in a typical French bistro and boy, did we get the wrong end of the stick.... Our friends' faith in the French eating culture was only restored when we had a totally different encounter in a local eaterie in our town, where the buzz and the warmth of the tone, the speed with which everybody was served (it was at lunchtime and the place was filled choc-a-block within 20 minutes after our arrival, the general quality of the food, and the pleasant surprise when receiving the bill...
Thanks for informing your readers about this. An article (sadly) needed to put in your blog.
Bon appétit!

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