Le cul entre les deux chaises

An American Spaniard in France or: How I Learned to Make an Ass of Myself in Three Cultures

Chipotle came to Paris


Early this year, the Americans in Paris-blogosphere began rumbling about a Chipotle coming to town. I was blasé about the idea since I’d only been to a Chipotle once and wasn’t really wowed or even meh-ed by the place.

If you don’t know, Chipotle is the “Mexican” chain owned and operated by McDonald’s. Their big claim is that they only use fresh ingredients and you can watch them prepare your food in front of you.

I finally went, several weeks after the grand opening, and my estimation of the place didn’t change any. What did make the trip worthwhile was watching a French guy trying to eat hard tacos with a knife and fork.

Author: le cul en rows

I'm an American Spaniard, living in France. I like to tell stories.

2 thoughts on “Chipotle came to Paris

  1. He he, that knife & fork deal doesn’t surprise at all, but it sure used to — the first time I saw my French in-laws doing that with a burger I couldn’t believe it! Same with pizza, and you should have seen it when I prepared a beautiful juicy corn on the cob and they tried to tackle it with their cutlery. It took a bit of arm-twisting but I finally got them to pick the darn thing up with their fingers. Some foods are just designed for slopping hand eating, ya know?

    • I would love to see someone eating corn on the cob with silverware! It sounds like something ridiculous that you’d see in a movie and think, “That’d never happen in real life!” In France, all silly things are genuinely possible.

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