I was fortunate enough to receive a gift certificate of $100 for a new restaurant in a small town near ours. Smart restaurant to send owners of vacation rentals something to lure them in…’cause now we’re hooked! We love the quaint Bistro des Copains with its simple French menu and great wine list…but we’ve never referred to the restaurant by it’s true name….for us, it’s The Body.
We invited some friends with us to burn the gift certificate, four adults and three kids, and we had a great time. But, from the moment we pulled up in front on the “Bistro” and our friend, Brian, asked my French husband, what the name of the restaurant meant, and he replied “it’s a restaurant for you and your bodies,” the rest was history. I replied it means a restaurant for your friends.
My husband kept saying, “no, it means for your bodies.” All through dinner and lots of conversation, all of us kept trying to figure what he was talking about. But, we ate and got on with it, having an absolutely fabulous feast. But, when we got back to the car, the question came up again. And this time I responded “you mean bodies, like in the morgue?” And he responded, “bodies like your good friends.” Then, a light went on…all this time he was trying to say that Bistro des Copains was a restaurant for you and your buddies! But, for us it will always be the Body! And all of our friends call it the Body…. but at least we go there and enjoy our time with our buddies.