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menu/ordering ettiquette in Paris restaurants?

Apr 25th, 2008, 04:38 PM
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menu/ordering ettiquette in Paris restaurants?

In most fine dining establishments, when there is a "tasting" menu (menu degustation), the whole table is required to order it.

But in Paris, where many restaurants offer a special "menu" that includes entree, plate and dessert for a set price (often with limited choices) and also a "carte" with a wider array of choices (often the more delectable items are here,) is it OK for one person at the table to order the "menu" and the other to order off the carte?
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Apr 25th, 2008, 04:43 PM
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Yes.
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Apr 25th, 2008, 05:27 PM
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Ditto. Yes.
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Apr 25th, 2008, 05:36 PM
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third yes, case settled.
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Apr 25th, 2008, 05:42 PM
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Thank you. Since we always share everything, this seems like the best way to taste many delicious things without spending the full fortune for both of us to be ordering from the carte.

We leave for Paris in less than two weeks! Can't wait.
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Apr 26th, 2008, 01:34 AM
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Of course Yes....enjoy your trip
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Apr 26th, 2008, 01:47 AM
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To add a bit more for you. The menu, which is the special plat of the day can be for an entre(appetizer) and plat (main) and dessert, all 3 or you can select only 2 courses...or as many of us do, order two appetizers...it is pretty much whatever you want to do.

Did the 2 appetizer thing at Fontaine de Gaillon the other day...

Enjoy....
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