Choosing the Daily Special at the Restaurant
French restaurants, by law, are required to serve a reasonably-priced luncheon ‘menu’. That’s one of the reasons why you’ll notice that so many cafes, brasseries tend to have relatively similar prices when it comes to the daily menu.
Currently, a typical luncheon ‘menu formula’ runs from 13 to 15 Euros. This will usually include at least two courses. You can opt for either a starter and the main dish, or the main dish and a dessert. The only key here is to keep an eye out for ‘supplements’. These will appear on the chalkboard or menu as a plus signe and the added cost. (Usually for more expensive cuts of meat, more expensive fish or seafood dishes, etc).
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Another benefit of ordering the daily special is the idea that the ‘daily special’ should generally be brought out more quickly (if you’re in a rush to visit another museum or monument).
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