Saturday, October 24, 2009

A Delicious Note from Eric

Delicious Notes (click to enlarge)

Saturday at the French-English Conversation group, instead of participating in conversation, Adrian and I completed more 'business' training. I wonder how she keeps so much business and technical information in her head on top of being fluent in French. Is she a genius?

As I turned to get my notebook, to take notes, Eric (a Parisian man) is standing next to me holding a sheet of paper with notes. "Florence, this is for you." he says holding the paper in front of me. "What is this?" I ask.
"French Restaurants. I wrote them for you." he said kindly.

My mouth was open, but no words came out. I had no idea why he was giving me the notes. "Last week. Remember? You asked about French Restaurants..." he reminded me.

Oh yeah, I remember, during our lunch conversation, I wanted to know where the 'Real French' people ate when they went out with their 'Real French' friends.

Without thinking, I replied, "Oh, yes and you were supposed to take me to each one, right?" Immediately his face lit up as I thought, Oh, what did I just said? "Oh, yes! yes. I will take you to each one. Yes." he replied nodding his head with a smile. Uh, how do I say, Just kidding, in French? I thought. "Yes, when would you like to go?" he asked.

"Uh, next week I start French lessons on Monday and Wednesday evenings, how about next week, after a class?" I replied. "Oh yes!" he said as he quickly scribbled down his phone number on the bottom of the note and rushed into a conversation group.

Adrian watched as she shook her head at yet another distraction, "Okay, are you ready now?" she ask patiently as I folded the delicious note and put it into my bag.

p.s. I found a review online of the first restaurant on Eric's List here: L'Ambassade de d'Auvergne definitely French!


  1. How fascinating to see a handwritten note. I can't remember how long it's been since I've seen one. Everything I get is typewritten now. It looks like you'll have delicious fun.

  2. What a nice surprise to find Eric's list of restos--most of which I've tried, including L'Ambassade d'Auvergne. When you go there, do not eat a thing the entire day before. When you arrive, waste no time getting to the aligot....well, do have the onion soup that is prepared tableside. This is is my favorite of restos I see on the list and if you get the waiter with the big mustache, you'll enjoy him, too! I'll watch for your review....thank you for sharing your Paris experiences at your blog.