My boyfriend and I are coming for a few days in Montreal and decided one thing we wanted to do was have a nice meal at a French restaurant. We made reservations at Bonaparte. We are very much looking forward to it, but being young, relatively broke Americans, neither one of us has ever before had the opportunity to have a French meal with courses. So we're a bit nervous about the etiquette.
We can handle which silverware to use when, that sort of thing, but I'm wondering what the different courses are and what courses we will be expected to order. Do we each need to get an entrée and a main course? What about soup or salad? I know a table d'hôte comes with more than one course, but which ones?
I know this isn't the usual sort of question you get asked around here, but I picked Bonaparte based on what you folks had to say about it, and I couldn't think of anyplace else to ask.
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