Chirac should've kept his mouth shut
OK, I'm no fan of Tony Blair these days, but London has a great mayor. And I love Paris, but I've had plenty of bad meals there, where French cooking has, in many (not all) cases, become boring, inflexible dogma. Jacques Chirac needs to try out some of the more cosmopolitan offerings available in London. London is more hospitable to vegetarians and to international cuisine. Might just make it a good place for an international sporting event.