I don't have a lack of interest in French/European food. I just have enough of it, and I don't feel any particular need to go to Paris to eat more of it even if it's slightly better, any more than I feel a need to fly to Bonn to hear Beethoven.
The point here isn't that French food in France is "slightly" better than French food in New York. It's that French food in France is MASSIVELY better than ANY food in New York.
Also, when the Berlin Philharmonic plays in New York, they sound just like they do in Berlin -- except that our concert hall has WAY better acoustics than theirs does.
Than ANY? French food in France is better than Atomix? Than Aska? (Well, better than my visit there a year ago I’m sure... but on a good night)
This is all making me think it’d be a nice place to visit, but not necessarily live. I don’t want to eat French food every single night, even if it’s massively great. What happens when I want xiaolongbao or ddukboki or Singapore chow fun? Or an Italian hero? Or Leche de Tigre?