Bistró, in the world of gastronomy, refers to a small restaurant of quality cuisine generally attended by its owners.
The word bistro originates from the French bristot, which refers to a small place where simple dishes are served at affordable prices. The original concept of the French bistro has changed to refer to a small restaurant where special gastronomic experiences are offered accompanied by a selection of quality wines.
The bistro specializes in different types of menu. For example, there is a bistro wine, whose audience are connoisseurs of good wine, and there are also bistros restaurants (Bistro Restaurant), each with a specialty, offering a service and flavors that are not available in a normal room. For this reason, a bistro is synonymous with haute cuisine and is also associated with gourmet food.
The bistro are small to maintain quality and exclusivity. Many of these types of restaurants or cafes are candidates for important awards in the world of gastronomy, such as the famous Michelin star.
The bistro concept was designed for the original French meaning of a bon vivant, that person who appreciates and knows about good food accompanied by a good drink; An elegant gentleman with refined tastes.