The point is, there is a lot of variation in the food of Europe, so, as odd as it may seem, the only continental cuisine you're likely to get is back in the States.
As I say, Europe is full of surprises like that.
For another example, you might think that Europe is not a funny continent. And, for the most part, you'd be right. Australia? That's a funny continent. Say the word Australia and people think of kangaroos. Kangaroos are funny. Say Europe and people think of museums and cathedrals. Museums and cathedrals are not funny. Unless, of course, you delight in the look on the faces of your kids when you tell them, "Hey, we thought we might go to the seashore and ride some roller coasters, go swimming, and eat funnel cakes. But we decided instead to go to Europe and tour museums and visit cathedrals."
Other than that, though, Europe just doesn't seem all that humorous.
But then you consider Monty Python and Italian governance and you remember that humor and Europe are not incompatible after all.