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Vassal Lane French Scholars Dine At Restaurant Sandrine In Harvard Square

Vassal Lane French Scholars Dine At Restaurant Sandrine In Harvard Square
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By Jackson Moore-Otto

On the morning of Wednesday March 12, 2014, eighth grade French students gathered in Madame Laura`s classroom. They were soon to depart for Sandrine's, a French bistro in Harvard Square. Eighth graders walked from Vassal Lane to 8 Holyoke Street, where Sandrine’s is located. Upon arriving at Sandrine's, the students sat down, and placed orders for their meals. Although Madame Laura hoped that the students would be able to speak French with the staff, it turned out that only one of the waiters spoke French, which limited the students ability to place orders in French.

There were three menu items available to the students: Chicken, Ravioli, or a Sandwich (the sandwich and chicken came with frites, which were served as they are in France with aioli-not catsup). The students had around an hour and a half to eat, which is an eternity compared to Vassal Lane`s ten minute lunchtime.

Madame Laura was enthusiastic about this, saying that “It was great to get a taste of French culture, sitting for over one hour instead of ten minutes.” The students were generally pleased with the food, especially the frites, although one sleuth said that he was disappointed that there was a microwave in the kitchen, which he contended was used for reheating the frites. Another student described the food as “good, but nothing special”. There was a general consensus among the student population that the trip was very enjoyable!