We love this place not only for the endless delivery of heaping platters of ethnic food over the course of 3 hours, but also for the showers of dollar bills that happen when patrons tip the performers. They give the amount to the waiter, who converts it into single dollar bills and then the tip is part of the show, as illustrated in the video clip above. [ link to video ]
Anyway, this is what I’m doing today: shopping for vintage things from Paris. It’s for gifts for somebody (my Martini night partner) who is a Francophile. I bought a set of 1950s souvenir playing cards from Paris for her birthday and now I’m thinking that I might make a serving tray out of a picture frame, some drawer handles and a vintage menu. I found this slightly damaged 1972 menu from Maxim’s and I like it better than the mint-condition duplicate. To me, that discoloration and the corner darkening are part of its appeal, but I’m not sure that anyone else would think so.
What do you think? Is it too shabby to give as a gift, or do you look at it and say “Wow! That’s charming!”