Chowhound Presents: Table Talk with Yotam Ottolenghi and Helen Goh of Sweet: Desserts from London's Ottolenghi | Ask Your Questions Now ›

Entertaining & Etiquette


Need etiquette help!!!


Entertaining & Etiquette 6

Need etiquette help!!!

topeater | Aug 6, 2012 07:49 AM

My husband & I will be traveling to Paris over the Christmas holidays for 4 days. In our 30's, we used to live in New Orleans & could easily eat numerous courses. Now, we are many years older & have changed our eating habits & cannot eat the way we did in the past.

Usually when we go out to restaurants, we order 2 apps & split an entree or we split an app & have 2 entrees and we split 1 desert. Often, we can't even finish all of this. Can we split dishes in Paris or is that frowned upon? After reading numerous trip reviews, I am struck by the numerous courses. There are a couple of restaurants with tasting menus that I am considering, but we would only be able to take a couple of bites of each dish. How can we convey that we are enjoying the food, but just cannot eat everything?

Thanks for any help! We just want to be respectful!

Want to stay up to date with this post?

Recommended From Chowhound