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The thought of the day of Le Mesturet restaurant

Article publié par Alain Fontaine le 19/10/2011 à 18:06
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French politics has returned to the playground: we’re arguing about airtime the way we used to argue about marbles and hopscotch squares.

The quotation of the day

Article publié par Le Mesturet le 19/10/2011 à 18:03
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The hearts of women are like little pieces of furniture wherein things are secreted, full of drawers fitted into each other. (Gustave Flaubert)

Tip from the chef: Grapes

Article publié par Pascal Brot le 03/10/2011 à 17:17
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During this period of wine fairs and harvests, we only think about grapes in wine bottles. So I must remind you, although you obviously already know, that the grape is also a fruit which can be eaten as it is. Fruit salads, tarts and desserts of all kinds are other uses for grapes, not to mention raisins, of course.

Our thought of the day

Article publié par Alain Fontaine le 03/10/2011 à 17:00
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Power is a dangerous disease which makes the sufferer blind to reason and deaf to integrity. This disease is caught through contact with ambition, vanity and money. As of today, there is no known cure.

Our thought of the day

Article publié par Alain Fontaine le 29/09/2011 à 17:46
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Today, exceptionally, a second thought of the day, inspired by an event which happened today. The biggest lottery in the world is birth and ultimately, out of 7 billion people, many win the same prize, even - let's be clear - in France: poverty, despair, disease and suffering… When will there be a change of prizes?

Our thought of the day

Article publié par Alain Fontaine le 29/09/2011 à 14:49
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In France, housing crises in winter are as natural as drought in summer. Yet every year we talk about it and decide… to do nothing!

Quotation of the day

Article publié par Le Mesturet le 29/09/2011 à 14:48
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Every man is locked inside his consciousness as well as his skin. Arthur Schopenhauer

Mesturet anecdotes: Be careful of overly-friendly farewells

Article publié par Alain Fontaine le 27/09/2011 à 15:46
Catégories : Mesturet Anecdotes
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Be careful of overly-friendly farewells. Several years ago, a group of people were leaving the restaurant, delighted with their meal. I had noticed that one of the guests was pregnant, so, as they were leaving, I said to the lady in question in a composed voice:

Our thought of the day

Article publié par Alain Fontaine le 27/09/2011 à 15:39
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When the wind of knowledge stops blowing, an entire nation can find itself in fog and darkness. If we continue eliminating jobs in schools and believing that they are a target for budget cuts, at the mercy of various policies, then the wind will soon stop blowing. Good luck, kids...

Our thought of the day

Article publié par Alain Fontaine le 26/09/2011 à 16:20
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Friday 23 September 2011 The French Gastronomy Festival: a beautiful and great occasion honouring the French food service industry. We had a meeting before service, during the staff meal, as usual. We explained the menu and the idea behind the French Gastronomy Festival, recognised by and recorded in UNESCO’s list of the intangible heritage of humanity under the heading “The Gastronomic meal of the French with its rituals and presentation”. After that, I surprised everyone...
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