Première classe A1 Breakthrough

Culture(s): Cafes, restaurants

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Une taverne est un cinéma.
True.False.
Les serveurs et les clients sont très chics.
True.False.
Les clients portent une cravate.
True.False.
Les clients choisissent le repas dans la cuisine.
True.False.
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Conception: Aphrodite Maravelaki et Christine Renard, Université catholique de Louvain
Published on 02/08/2013 - Modified on 25/10/2019
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Yiannis Birbilis
La taverne n’est pas le restaurant un peu considéré, lui, comme un autre monde. Selon la coutume, on va choisir ses plats soi-même dans la cuisine. Ils ont été préparés le matin et sont plus ou moins conservés au chaud toute la journée. À vrai dire, on ne vient pas ici pour la gastronomie. Les gens viennent ici pour être dans une ambiance agréable. On ne peut pas dire qu’il y a un style absolument typique comme ci, comme ça. Les gens viennent s’asseoir pour profiter de l’ambiance, de la gaieté. C’est ça qui les attire. Ceux qui vont dans les restaurants, ils doivent s’habiller d’une certaine manière. Ils doivent porter une cravate.
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Et c’est vrai que dans les tavernes, ce que l’on savoure, c’est d’abord la taverne. Un art de vivre et de perdre son temps à des années-lumière de la restauration rapide ou simplement fonctionnelle.
Yiannis BirbilisA tavern is not a restaurant, which is sort of thought of as another world. According to tradition, the customer must go choose his meal in the kitchen himself. The meals are prepared in the morning and are more or less kept warm all day long. Honestly, people don't come here for the food. People come to enjoy the pleasant atmosphere. There is no typical style imposed here, per se. People come in and sit down to enjoy the mood and the fun. That's what brings them here. People who go to restaurants have to dress a certain way. They have to wear a tie.Voice overAnd it is true that in taverns, what is particularly savoured is the tavern. It's all in the art of living and wasting time, which is light-years away from fast food or even regular restaurants.

Culture(s) / Cafes, restaurants

In your country, do you order your drink or your meal at your table or at the counter? Do you speak informally with the waiter? Can you drink alcoholic beverages in a café? As a woman, can you go into a café? With a man? Alone? To behave correctly in a foreign country, you must know the habits and cultural practices of its people. In cafes in France or Belgium, for example, you can have a drink (a beer or a glass of wine), have coffee or something to eat (a croissant, a sandwich, a salad...). It is acceptable for women to go to cafes, alone or accompanied. Cafes are also places where people can meet up, either for dates, or simply with friends. In many European countries, there are popular taverns (pubs, bars, breweries...) where the context is informal because everyone knows everyone else, and the clients and waiters use the "tu" form with each other. The clients can pay directly at the counter, and in Mediterranean countries they can pick out their meal in the kitchen. However, in restaurants and big brasseries, the context is formal, clients are served at their table, and they pay the check to the waiter. Here, saying "tu" to the waiters and yelling to get their attention is unheard of; in fact, it's very impolite!

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