The French take pride in a number of things viz. music, architecture, films, art, fashion, etc. Food is one such integral part of French culture which has evolved overtime, yet retained its originality & uniqueness. UNESCO’s inclusion of French cuisine to its list of world's intangible cultural heritage, in 2010 was one such addition to its already popular nature.
Retrospectively speaking, the French cuisine developed extensively & received more recognition after the French revolution, not just in France, but also the other Francophone countries. As of today, Paris itself has more than 5000 restaurants, including several Michelin Star restaurants and chefs. The lunch time in France usually lasts for two hours, so one can imagine how much the French enjoy their meal time and savour their food.
If you happen to be on a business trip to France, apart from knowing the French Business Etiquettes, you’d better be up for 3-4 course or in the best cases, a 7 course meal of gastronomical delight, when invited for an authentic French-inspired meal. Here are some important table manners to keep in mind :-
Below is an image to help you visualize commonly used table setting for meals -
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