“The seemingly straightforward name of their restaurant—Le French—has put sisters Rougui and Ami Dia in the position of considering whose French cuisine they are really cooking. In America, French cuisine has predominantly been defined by expensive, lavish restaurants noted for their impressive presentation and rich flavors. Yet in France, ‘French’ cuisine exists on every corner, from the small sandwich shop, to the everyday bistro, to the lauded three-star Michelin temples of gastronomy.
‘Our customers often have a strict idea of what French food should be,’ Ami acknowledges. ‘But in France, cuisine is always evolving. It’s very open to other cultures, to new techniques and perspectives. And in presenting a menu that is true to our personal experience, we are demonstrating that evolution—which may be different than what others will anticipate our food will be.’”
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