I am not trying to start an International debate here.....but have you ever noticed when you go into a rather nice French Restaurant in Paris for example, they usher you to the basement? I have read that restaurants of a certain Michelin rating do not want to be labeled as a tourist restaurant. :(
We usually dine at small bistros, sidewalk cafes and pizza (joints), on vacation, and save the last night for what we call a fancy dinner.
I ran across this picture looking at old travel albums. It was taken in 1990 on my second trip to Paris. No wonder they put us in the basement. Look at that sweater! What was I thinking?! Let's see, there are racing flags, wreckers and taxi's on it. My wardrobe selections thankfully have gotten a little bit more conservative over the years.I have noticed that the French women are usually in basic black.
This was breakfast, by the way, and yes that really is me. My hair instead of turning grey....amazingly turned blond ;)