We’ve all been there. You’re at a lovely dinner out at a French bistro with friends, you’ve placed your orders, the food comes out, and—there’s no ketchup. What do you do? Everyone else is going about their business as normal. Can you ask for some? Is that acceptable? How do you even know?
This video by Rosie of Not Even French is about to be your saving grace. Rosie explains the common French dining faux pas that will mark you immediately as a rude outsider. Some examples include:
A good general rule of thumb is that everything comes as it is. If you have to ask for something extra to be brought out, it’s probably not something you need. Trust the chef and the waiter to bring you a good meal, and you’re sure to enjoy one.