Originally Posted by pbradley936
I come from Europe and tend to never eat after dinner anyway. We make dinner last all evening. I am always shocked when I visit the USA because dinner in a restaurant is over in about an hour. In Europe it is much longer but not more food - usually far less just more conversation and waiters that never rush.
I visited my daughter in Italy some years ago, and didn't know about this. Every time we went out to eat dinner, it was hours long, and the "service" between courses was very slow. My daughter later told me that was the way things were done there. There was no hurry. In some locations, people would go for a stroll between courses. It's brilliant! and much better for digestion and stress levels! A much better option than hurried drive-through eat-on-the-fly style of living.