"The bistro is an enclave in our century. A kind of parenthesis. Better, an exclamation mark: three coffee! Two daily specials! A cost! It responds to our desire for irrational. Taming time (and the pretty girls) snubbing calories, cleaning a plate with good bread: let life flow out of here with its hours, its programs and gray clothes."
- Francois Simon
For Orvieto Bistrotters represents the voice of a spontaneous and natural bistrot. Behind its "smile" there are human qualities that start at the front door and continue through the fragrance of bread, the intensity of a thread, the quality of a wine.
A bistrot is a small theater, one of the last places where customers are put in to play and on the stage, talk to strangers (at the counter, in the street while smoking a cigarette) to ask for salt or information. It is the backdrop to a company that asks for nothing more than to live, laugh, tell.
The "patron" of Bistrotters (Emiliano), is not content to "tower" behind the counter (rarely there's room for a stool!). He is kind of a circus announcer, which stands between the artist (the chef) and the public (customers). Moves from behind the counter to the front, then slip between the tables and the kitchen. He must understand when a table requires his presence, or a nod from him, who wants to talk to him. With these customers he lingers, will serve you personally, will choose their wine. The "patron" in short, is the backbone of the bistrot. Ultimately, it is for him that he is, for his quick wit, for his authority, to find shelter under his wing. The "patron" embodies the identity of a bistrot. The reputation of the restaurant goes through him. Just pause for a moment on the personality of the "patron" to accurately guess the plot of the kitchen.
The chef will follow in his wake, to provide his talent but above all not go beyond. If not careful, the bistrot could end badly:
to become a restaurant, for example!