Originally Posted by mb67
The wife and I are 'pseudo-foodies': While we may not be able to discern between a Tuscan sun-dried tomato and one from Vacaville CA, we appreciate the complementary flavors in a fine dining experience.
thats about the stage that the GF and i are... im a bit more of a foodie than she is. its great on many levels but can at times make going out a pain too because we both enjoy the food enough and know the cooking techniques enough to be picky about little things.
plus service is critical, some places can underperform on the meal itself but with perfect service still come across as better.
i think our mutual love of fine food made france so much more fun of a trip though, paired with the right wine it creates a real experience.