315 Restaurant and Wine Bar's Blog
August 29th, 2012 • Posted by Starr Clark • Permalink
There are a few different versions of the origin of the word “Bistro”. Some argue it’s derived from the Russian word “Bystro” which means quickly. As the story goes during the Russian occupation of Paris in the early 1800’s Russian Officers would shout “Bystro” when they wanted to be served quickly.
Another theory is that this word was developed from basement kitchens of Parisian apartments where tenants paid for both room and board. Tenants would supplement their incomes by opening their kitchens to the public. The menus were small and consisted of foods that were easy to prepare, could be made in bulk and that would keep over time.
Today’s Bistros are typically defined by the cuisine they offer. They are generally small and offer simple meals prepared authentically. With today's emphasis on local and sustainable foods Bistros offer a variety of farm to table dishes sourcing locally from surrounding areas farms.
315 is excited to announce our “Classic Bistro” Wine Dinner on September 5th. Chef Louis Moskow will pair his classic French dishes with French wines that are sure to tantalize the senses. And though it’s not quite in the basement of our Parisian Apartment, we still hope that 315 feels like home!