What is a French bistro? What makes a bistro genuine? What separates a bistro from a restaurant or cafe? Pull up a chair and allow me to shed some light on the history of these fascinating restaurations.
Many have heard the term “bistro” before, but few know the history and understand the draw of such establishments. Hailing from the 19th century, when many French people moved from their countryside homes into cities to look for work, bistros emerged as small, intimate shops that catered to this new type of customer. They were crucial venues for relaxation and socialization amongst workers, and became centers of a burgeoning new culture. In essence, they became the workers home away from home, a sensation I try to capture in the atmosphere of Jean Louis.
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