'Caviar, champagne, no masks': French ministers accused of dining at secret restaurants during COVID lockdown
Champagne, lobster and no masks: That’s what a French TV documentary says is on the menu at one of multiple high-end “clandestine restaurants” in violation of nationwide pandemic restrictions. French authorities are investigating the accusations.
French prosecutors investigate claims that Paris luxury dining clubs are flouting COVID-19 restrictions. A media report showed footage of unmasked guests enjoying champagne meals.
The United States also is maintaining a more advanced tariff threat against $1.3 billion in imports of French Champagne, cosmetics, handbags and other goods in retaliation for France's digital tax.
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During my 13 years as an ambassador, I always offered wine (French) to my guests for lunch and diner (not for the breakfast though) Often white and then red. And champagne before the meal.