Thursday, 23 August 2007
Tables for two
French bar and restaurant tables are notoriously petits, particularly for someone used to the more generous proportions of those in Italy. Roughly speaking, a table for four in Rome would be expected to seat eight, or even twelve, in Paris. But these chipped but chic little tables, spotted near St German des Pres, surely take the biscuit (an object they curiously resemble, in size at least). We calculated that they would just hold two cafes cremes and one of those dinky plastic things with clips that contain the bill.