More than 30 grade 8 French students went on a special lunch trip to Crepe Danielle Restaurant in Saratoga this week, enjoying the French language, culture and, most of all, snails! While crepes, the house specialty, was the most popular dish amongst the students, many of them did try the escargot, as well as coq qu vin (chicken in wine sauce) and crepe Suzette, which delighted student and teacher alike when it was flamed at the table.
This was a great opportunity for Carol Parris to help her students understand spoken French in an atmosphere that was decidedly more relaxed than the status quo, replacing notebook and whiteboard with salad fork and menu. Parris said of the outing, “the rule was French food, culture and fun.”
If you’re looking for more information about the trip or middle school French classes, email Parris at CarolP@harker.org.