FRENCH FRIDAY #39: PRIX FIXE

La Tasse de Café | French Vocabulary by Mademoiselle Love
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Prix Fixe
Pronounced:  [pree feex]
Definition:  a set meal of a number of courses at one fixed price

Bonne fête de la Saint-Valentin, y'all! Or, in other words, Happy Valentine's Day, y'all! How will you be celebrating tonight? Something a bit out of the ordinary? Or perhaps a fancy prix fixe dinner? My man thinks going out to dinner on Valentine's Day is super cheesy, so he's going to cook for me. Fine with me, but I don't see anything wrong with the occasional prix fixe dinner on Valentine's Day!

You've probably seen the words prix fixe on countless blackboards outside of restaurants, but have you ever wondered what it really meant? When you order a prix fixe meal, as opposed to choosing your appetizer, main dish and dessert à la carte, or from the main menu, you choose from a separate menu offering 2-3 or even more dishes at a fixed price, like here. In France, most restaurants offer a prix fixe menu all of the time, not just on holidays, whereas in the US, you usually see it only on certain holidays, in French restaurants ... or during Restaurant Week NYC which starts next week! 

It looks like Amy Lynn is going out with Pierre tonight...
 
Pierre:   Amy Lynn, I'm so happee to see you. Eet has been so long. I thought I was goeeng to die.

Amy Lynn:OMG, whatever. Lame. 



Pierre: But, my darleeng, deedn't you mees me?


Amy Lynn: I guess so!... But, really I'm just super excited for this special Valentine's Day prix fixe menu at Maison Premiere. OMG this place is the coolest!


Pierre:Whatever I have to do to geet you to kees me again...


Poor Pierre! I hope you have an excellent fête de Saint-Valentin and that you get to kiss that special someone...


À vendredi prochain! (Until next Friday!)
Mlle Love
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Jenée Here - I love this big cheesy day of love. I love getting valentines and giving valentines. I love wearing pink and eating bon bons. It's a great day to tell everyone you love how special they are. Apparently I have always loved Valentines. My best friend from First Grade sent me a picture of a baby Valentine balloon I gave to her when we were 6 years old!!!  She still has it!


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The Origin of "La Tasse de Café", French for "the cup of coffee"
is a morning radio show out of Ville Platte, Louisiana on KVPI-FM
My dad listens to it regularly to keep up with his Cajun French as he now doesn't have much opportunity to speak it in Louisiana where the language is disappearing. 
Since I'm from Cajun land in Louisiana - with a serious interest in fashion - and Mademoiselle Love, a Louisiana girl too, - is in love with everything French and everything coffee - it was only fitting we pay tribute to our roots and our new found loves with a weekly Fashion French lesson.

Tune in to KVPI every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning at 8:45AM (NY time) for your Cajun French lesson and come back to the blog every Friday for more French lessons from Mademoiselle Love. We will discuss useful French  words or expressions for the fashionable girl. To make it even more enjoyable, we will do it over a very fashionable cup of coffee.