Odd Food Question

Oct 4th, 2007, 04:05 PM
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 41,827
In all fairness, Zerlina, perhaps the other poster had a different experience than I did. (And I can be overly sensitive, too!)
LucieV is offline  
Oct 4th, 2007, 04:16 PM
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 57,890
Portions in much of europe are smaller than in the US. So - ordering just a main course and sharing it I think you would both starve to death. Also, vegetables are often served separately (that is if you order a meat dish you get meat - not meat, pasta or potato and veggies). If you order veggies separately it's usually enough for 2/3 people.

You might share an appetizer, than each have a main course - or vice versa. But most places would be unhappy with two adults just sharing one dish.

And, the more casual the place the more likely they are to be comfortable with it. (Not much point in going to an upscale place for the great food, then sharing one dish.)

It's true that portions in Germany tend to be more similar to US - but still usually smaller. There you could order a first and share a main course - if you find that's enough.

Although I'm not a big eater I've found I usually finish everything in europe (rarely do in the US) - and lose weight even though I eat and drink more - due to walking a gazillion miles per day.
nytraveler is offline  
Oct 4th, 2007, 07:18 PM
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 10,823
Re-read my post and realized I must have been "asleep at the keyboard"......

DH always orders what he wants - and it's usually a lot. However, he does his best to order thing I don't like - just to annoy me!!!!

I usually order an appetizer or starter dish because I just try not to eat too much. I DO ask for a separate plate because.........both sons usually order main courses, but I can count on one of them NOT to finish their meal, so I share.

Again.....so skimping on wine/beer!
Grcxx3 is offline  
Oct 5th, 2007, 01:23 AM
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 1,998
Slovakia. Meat and fish are priced by the gram. It is usually possible to order a 100 gram (3 1/2 ounce) portion. You need specify this or you may 200 grams and it will appear on the bill at twice the menu price.
GSteed is offline  
Oct 5th, 2007, 11:14 AM
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 404
LucieV, your response did not compare to mine, which is evident if both of our posts are read thoroughly, which obviously they were not.

I posted that we do NOT dine in white table cloth places.

You posted specifically that you observed disapproving vibes in some NICER restaurants.

Appears realistic to me that nicer places may disapprove, while the cafes we frequented for lunch were more casual & did not disapprove.

Please, don't get sensitive on this board. Just remember, none of these people put their shoes under your bed (as my grandmother always offered). At least, I'm assuming they don't!

Happy posting & happy travels, Julie
Julie_Hurst is offline  
Oct 5th, 2007, 11:19 AM
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 9,311
Person 1 orders a salad.
Person 2 orders a main dish.

Split the salad and the main dish and all will be happy.
kleeblatt is offline  
Oct 5th, 2007, 12:04 PM
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 41,827
Julie, I know. That's why I came to your defense!
LucieV is offline  
Oct 5th, 2007, 12:05 PM
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 404
LucieV, bless your heart. Thank you. However, luckily I am not sensitive on message boards!

Thanks for the boost in my day! Julie
Julie_Hurst is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 03:08 PM.