Chapter 5 Cultural Notes
Waiters and Waitresses in France
Waiters and waitresses are considered professionals. They must know a lot about the food and wine. this is still true even in small, simple restaurants. To address a waiter, you should say Monsieur and to address a waitress, you should say Madame or Mademoiselle. It is also not uncommon for service in France to seem slow because meals typically take several hours.