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Is financial crisis affecting gastronomy in Paris?

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Is financial crisis affecting gastronomy in Paris?

sasicka | Apr 23, 2009 06:47 AM

When I was making my last-minute reservations for Friday and Saturday night for 1 or 2 M.star restaurants in Paris a week ago, I was really afraid that I won't get in anywhere.
I was very far from the truth.
In fact, all the 10 restaurants that I contacted, were able to offer me a table for 4 for the date I requested, i.e. Friday or Saturday night! Only one week in advance! How is this possible?
Are people really eating out less even in Paris? Or is it that the tourist season is not yet in its full flow? Or was I just plain lucky?
Discuss :-)

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