Strawberry tarte from Mamie Gâteaux
Someone told me yesterday that my idea of a reasonable price for food in Paris seemed a little high, for example, the 17.80 Euro lunch special at the Jacquemart André. I realized I’d never explained the term prix nets (pree net). In France, the price you see on the menu is the final price; the taxes (15.5%) and tip (15%) are almost always already included. You’re welcome to leave a few Euro coins on the table for exceptional service, but there is no expectation that you will. You may also see service compris (serveese compree) , which means “service included.” If you see T.T.C., however, it means toutes taxes comprises (toot tax compreese) or taxes included, but not service. So frankly, the fish and chips I had in a little restaurant yesterday (while delicious!) were more expensive than my lunch in a gorgeous ballroom in Paris.
- Hors prix (onequalitythefinest.com)