That is the chef, he loved Grace too. He was talking and talking about how much he liked the states, "people are nice, they don't care if your big (pointing to his tummy), they don't care where you come from..." He was great!
He sent his daughter to the states to learn English. He sent her off with two bottles of wine to give to the family that she was staying was with. The family didn't drink. She lasted a month.
If Paris didn't have wine, I would have only lasted a month as well.
The chef had some advice on how to learn French,
"take a lover." He pointed to Grace and said, "come on with me let's go" and acts like he's walking out the door. Perfect.
All of this was done in French, with me giving a rough translation of what he was saying. Fun!
The man can cook! I don't necessarily want a lover, but I will wash dishes in exchange for food, wine and conversation. (Jody is in black and Keely is in green, Keely is a friend of Grace's that now lives in Paris, and is now a friend of mine!)
Here's to life long friends! Cheers!