Slingshot service--when ravenous and running late
This is the big, old-fashioned café-brasserie made famous in my books by the maître d's quip, "Servi au lance pierre!" (Served by slingshot!) after I complimented him for the rapidity with which we were served our meals. Les Deux Palais is just across the street from the Palais de Justice on Île de la Cité, Paris, and has a mixed clientele of busy professionals and tourists.
An ô so typical quick lunch table setting, and mosaic tile flooring.Vocabulary
un lance-pierre: a slingshot; a catapult
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