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Learning English – Your Favorite French Restaurant in Hong Kong

Danny: So, we’ve been talking tons about food. does one have a favorite restaurant?
Alex:Yeah, I do. i have never been there for years, but it’s still my favorite. It’s called the small Snail

Danny: the small Snail.

Alex: And it is a French restaurant, and it’s during this small coastal fishing village down the coast. It’s quite funny because it is a great restaurant and you quite expect it to be during a big city. it’s specialized French food, but it’s within the middle of nowhere.

Danny: So, what is the decoration like then? What does it look like?

Alex: It’s cute. it’s extremely cute. i have never been in many restaurants in France but it’s quite what I imagine a French course restaurant would appear as if , you recognize like , there’s just a couple of things hanging on the walls and really simple decor, and it’s just quite cozy sort of a country town.

Danny: Cozy! Sounds nice. But how’s the service?

Alex: Oh, it’s okay. you will not starve. they do not have many staff, so it can get quite busy and you’re gonna need to wait awhile, but you recognize , when the food arrives, it’s so good that you simply don’t care.

Danny: Really? what is the food like then?

Alex: Ah, well, I just love French food. It’s my favorite cuisine and that i usually can’t afford to eat it however, but if does one like traditional French food, it’s great.

Danny: Traditional French food? What’s that like?

Alex: Well, usually i buy some quite meat dish, maybe a quail or quite another bird or something, and there is usually a very delicious sauce which may be made up of wine or cream and herbs which kind of thing.

Danny: Sounds very nice .

Alex: it’s specialized . It’s delicious.

Danny: So you said you cannot really afford to eat French food. What are the costs like ?

Alex:Well, the small Snail is sweet compared to a French restaurant that you simply get during a big city.

Danny: Really?

Alex: Two people could eat there and have a very fantastic French meal for maybe about eight dollars, which is as I said, specialized French restaurant.

Danny: Really?

Alex: That’s for 2 .

Danny: For two?

Alex: Yeah.

Danny: So is there anything special with the place?

Alex: Actually we wont to go there once I was working.We would continue these business trips and my boss would take me and my other coworker there on the Friday night as a sort of thanks-for-working-hard reward. and that we always wont to have, i feel it’s called —— I’ve forgotten. My French language is terrible even though I took French lessons for 2 years in school, but it’s this amazing dessert, which is quite made with pastry, and features a sweet quite custard creme inside.

Danny: Everyone loves custard. Sound delicious

Alex: It’s specialized . i can not wait to urge back there.

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the middle of nowhere

The restaurant is within the middle of nowhere.

The middle of nowhere may be a common expression to point out that something is extremely isolated or faraway from everything else. once you say something is within the middle of nowhere you imply that it’s hard to seek out or tough to urge to. Notice the following:

He bought a house call at the center of nowhere.

She works on a farm within the middle of nowhere.

what I imagine

Here the phrase ‘what I imagine’ means what I think. we frequently use this term to precise what was expected and an actual outcome. Notice the following:

This book isn’t what I imagined it might be like.

The film star wasn’t what I imagined. He was shorter face to face .

cozy

The decor is straightforward , quite cozy.

Cozy is brief for comfortable, so when an area is cozy meaning it’s very pleasant and nice. we frequently use the term cozy for places, atmosphere, or furniture. We use the term comfy for clothing. Notice the following:

I love a comfortable room, some comfy pajamas and an honest book.

We wish to sit thereon sofa. it’s so cozy.

You won’t starve

A: is that the service good?

B: you will not starve.

Here the speaker is using sarcasm. By saying ‘you won’t starve’ the speaker is joking that eventually you’ll get served food but maybe that the service isn’t that great.

can’t wait

I can’t wait to truly revisit there.

When people say they can not wait, they only mean they’re very excited for something to happen. Sometimes people ‘can’t wait’ for an honest thing to happen , sort of a party, or for a nasty thing to finish , sort of a bad movie.

I can’t await this flight to finish .

I can’t wait to ascertain my girlfriend this weekend.