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September 14, 2006



To be fair, sometimes wine descriptions are helpful. As long as they're not totally overdone and pretentious for pretention's sake. It pisses me off more when waiters know nothing about the wine they're selling for $12/glass. (Because remember dear, wine isn't priced here like it is in France.) Like at Cafe Stella in Silver Lake, the waiter recommended a young Beaujolais to go with filet mignon! And they don't let you taste either. We were like um, we'll just figure it out on our own, thanks.

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DATE: 09/15/2006 01:28:35 AM
That's an amazing article! Having been in France for several years, I'm always taken aback by restaurant protocol when I come back to the US for a visit. The constant interruptions by the wait staff drive me crazy. The drink pouring and chit-chat are such an intrusion on the conversation.

And the haughtiness! "Fresh ground pepper". Eek. And wine descriptions on the menu! "Subtle woody accents..."?? ::roll eyes:: I've never heard anyone talking about wine like that here.

Don't get me started. Thanks for posting the article, though.


DATE: 09/20/2006 08:06:18 AM
Yeah, it's true. Big price difference for wine.

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DATE: 09/23/2006 12:58:38 PM
Oops, looks like someone got spammed. Hmm, I wonder what'll happen if I follow one of those links...


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DATE: 09/18/2006 07:48:33 AM
And another thing. The portions! Way way way too big. There's something so satisfying about having a several course meal in France... and being able to finish it. And nothing more stressful than an enormous appetizer placed in front of me. Though, I think this can be traced back to my childhood when my mother's mission was to "fatten me up".

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