Table for two dating service
Some are famous (she wouldn’t tell me who, obviously), some aren’t.
Some come to her because they’re too busy to find someone on their own. At the end of the day, it is just a first date, just the start of a thing.
It took her about four months to meet her future husband. And in order to find it, you have to be honest, not just with other people, but with yourself.
On the other hand, the effect of magnificent profusion was reduced, and many more footmen and more tableware were required, making it an option only the wealthy could afford. It eventually caught on in England, becoming the norm by the 1870s and 1880s, though in France there was considerable resistance and service à la française lingered on until the 1890s, and even beyond for the most formal state banquets.
It contrasts with the older service à la française ("service in the French style") in which all the food (or at least several courses) is brought out simultaneously, in an impressive display of tureens and serving dishes, and the diners put it on their plates themselves.
It had the advantage of the food being much hotter when reaching the diner, and reducing the number of dishes and condiments on the table at a given time.
Which was weird, since I’d just met her perfectly nice husband and he was standing right there. If you don’t want to pay anything, you can be added to the TDR database for free, but you’ll only be contacted if a client matches with you.
And, more to the point, she wanted to make a match for me. Adelle’s clients are a mix of ages, genders, races.