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Old 03-06-2010, 12:26 AM
 
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Hey guys I'm glad to see interest in this thread is still continuing. I just got back from a vacation in the US. Someone mentioned waiters in france not bringing the bill until you ask for it, ain't that the truth! We always got our bill as soon as we declined desert, which was often proposed before we even finished our meals! At Cracker Barrel they must have a policy to give you the check as soon as you take your first bite.

We visited San Diego and my wife really liked it. I did too. She currently prefers Connecticut (maybe New Haven) & San Diego. So I think Charlotte has fallen down in the list. if anyone has experiences in New haven or San Diego please share.

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Old 12-21-2010, 11:35 AM
 
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Default Francophones in Charlotte

Hello,

I am originally from Atlanta but have lived the last two years in Geneva in Switzerland and learned French. I just moved to Charlotte in September 2010.

It would be neat to meet up with some folks to continue speaking French. So far the only francophones i have found have been various cab drivers taking me home from the bar (which makes for fun French) or to the airport.

Best regards,

Arthur
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Old 01-08-2011, 08:56 AM
 
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Hello,

My name is Nicolas and I just moved to Charlotte one week ago. I'm a french from Paris.

I'm in the same situation than Arthur, I would like continue to speak French and meet new friends in the same time.

Do you have some ideas?


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Old 05-14-2012, 09:31 AM
 
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Seems it has not been said, but I am new here and have discovered that there is a French wine bar called the Wine Cellar, located in Cornelius. A meetup group of French speakers native and not apparently convenes there often as well.

I plan to pay a weekend visit soon to check out the atmosphere for singles. (Just a traveler who speaks a bit of French and who seeks out good wine and multi-cultural connections wherever I roam.)

Last edited by 9times; 05-14-2012 at 09:48 AM.. Reason: added info
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Old 05-14-2012, 09:59 AM
 
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The International House has a French conversation group on Wednesday evenings from 7-8. It is not only for french language learners - we also have native speakers who get together here to socialize. Afterwards we go out for food & drink. It's a lot of fun, so if you want to speak French and meet new people, come join us!
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Old 05-30-2012, 01:03 PM
 
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Nico,

Have you been able to meet some other francophones since you moved? I recently found one - the Sommelier at Frugal McDoogal's Beer Store in Fort Mill, SC is from Paris although has lived in the US for over 30 years.

Also - does anyone know where to purchase good fondue cheese mix, like one could find in a grocer in France or Switzerland? So far the best I have found is a prepackaged mix at Harris Teeter, but want to expand out.

Thanks,

Arthur
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Old 05-30-2012, 01:31 PM
 
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I don't think I've ever seen a pre-packaged fondue mix at HT but I guess I've never looked. I make mine with a cup of good white wine, a tablespoon each of butter and all purpose flour and then equal parts (about 7 ounces) cubed Gruyere, sharp cheddar and Emmentaler. I've always been happy with HT's cheese selection but if you'd like to step it up a notch, try Dean and Deluca.
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