Friday, November 02, 2007

Remembrances Upon Things Recently Passed Upon Us...

"There are a few rules you should follow if you want to be happy at bistros.

First, be humble.
In a bistro one doesn't complain. At Lasserre the guest is always right (even when he is wrong). At a real bistro, only the patron is always right.

Second, don't ask for anything.
In some bistros, theydon't bother to write a menu. They may bring you something, and you eat it, or else.

Third, no praise.
The patron knows his is the best place on earth; he doesn't need you to confirm it. At a famous restaurant they are always glad when you compliment them. Not at a true bistro.

They know they are good."

-Remembrances of Things Paris, Home Away from Home by Joseph Weschberg


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