Old Paunchinello, freshly wed,
Took Madam P. to table,
And there deliriously fed
As fast as he was able.
"I dote upon good grub," he cried,
Intent upon its throatage.
"Ah, yes," said the neglected bride,
"You're in your table d'hotage."
2009 Update: A menu with limited choices and a fixed price, which can be a bargain if the choices are different and the price fair- two unlikely conditions beneath a French title in an American restaurant.