Friday, October 28, 2011

"L'addition s'il vous plaît"


These days Paris waiters don't leave a small handwritten tab on your table, although I'd love to find some that still do.  Sadly, now it's a computerized ticket they've printed out.  Here at Le Petit Marcel, it seems our handsome waiter, with the red suspenders, was actually logging it all in on a computer!  Quel dommage.

Le Petit Marcel
65 rue Rambuteau
75004 Paris

23 comments:

Bienvenue chez French Girl in Seattle... said...

Excellent shot Virginia. I must be the only person in the world who adores French waiters ;-) Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

Viennese Girl Vreni said...

I love his red suspenders! Paris Rouge!!

Malyss said...

What I like are the special furniture one can find BEHIND the comptoir in old brasseries. They're always very unic and beautyful. (You must write QUEL dommage, only one L-masculine word Ü)

Shell Sherree said...

Is nothing sacred? Handwriting might be fading from everyday use but I'll fight the good fight to keep it alive wherever I can. :) The handsome waiter's suspenders are rather dashing.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Quel dommage, bien sûr! But one thing has not changed....those HANDSOME FRENCH WAITERS!!!!!!!!! Anita

Leif Hagen said...

I bet you gave 'im a big tip for 'is service, non, V de B!

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

A big tip for the handsome guy !

Daryl said...

Maybe in an old fashioned mere et pere restaurant?

Paris Paul said...

I get stressed just watching these guys run around. Better them than me! Nice capture.

M said...

Love the red suspenders! Alas, I think you will need to venture out into the small towns to find handwritten additions!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Love this shot of the cute waiter with his Paris rouge accents!

Alexa said...

French Girl -- you are not alone. I love French waiters too—and so does Virginia, I believe. Great shot, V—et j'adore ses belles bretelles rouges!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Ah that's progress for you Virginia, no time for hand written chits. He's still a handsome young waiter though!

Bill said...

It may be computerized, but the restaurant looks like it is architecturally beautiful!

Harriet said...

"L'addition, s'il vous plait" - the first French phrase that my husband agreed to learn. I was all too willing to teach him this one!

ALAIN said...

Le cow-boy du comptoir.

Virginia said...

Veronique, I love the waiters as well....especially the ones as handsome as this one avec rouge suspenders.
V

Alain, I learned a new one from your today! :)

Harriet, I hope he paid l'addition ! :)

This was a charming small brasserie. Loved the brass railings, mirrors, and tile floor.

Stephen Mitchell said...

The last time I visited Chartier (7 rue du Faubourg Montmartre), the bill was still being totaled on the paper table cloth...

Elizabeth Eiffel said...

Hello Virginia,

I'm catching up on blog posts today and am getting my Paris "fix". I love your beautiful, natural images of Parisian life. Perhaps you, Genie and I can meet in Paris with our cameras one day?
My post this week was of some of YANN ARTHUS-BERTRAND's photos, but I have just noticed him on your blog. What now?

Un bon weekend.

Elizabeth Eiffel said...

Hello Virginia,

I'm catching up on blog posts today and am getting my Paris "fix". I love your beautiful, natural images of Parisian life. Perhaps you, Genie and I can meet in Paris with our cameras one day?
My post this week was of some of YANN ARTHUS-BERTRAND's photos, but I have just noticed him on your blog. What now?

Un bon weekend.

Allax said...

Bouillon Chartier waiters write the order and the bill on the paper tablecloth - you'll love it

Virginia said...

and Stephen provided the address ! Merci Allax and Stephen

ANNE said...

Tres beau!