START YOUR MEAL WITH BREAD
Do you ever wonder why restaurants serve bread before your food arrives? Yes, part of the reason is to keep our guests happy as they wait for their orders to arrive. But no, it’s definitely not to keep you from a state of severe hangry-ness or to fill you up before hand so that our portions look bigger. Instead, it’s actually there as a part of a tradition and to spark up conversations.
Serving bread is a part of a European tradition. There is a reason we talk about “breaking bread” with someone. Bread is, and has been, a sign of hospitality. It’s not fancy or expensive, but it’s a staple. When days were bad, bread was all people had in Europe. When days were good, bread is what people make everyday. To share it with someone means to welcome them. And when we serve you bread, we welcome you into our restaurant, not just as a guest… but as a friend.
After we take your orders, we’d serve you a few slices of our homemade sourdough bread with a roll of butter. More than as a symbol of our hospitality, by serving you bread, we encourage you to converse with your dining companion. Put down your gadgets. Instead, slather some garlic butter on our thick, crusty slice of sourdough, and talk. Break bread. You’ll never know what kinds of good conversations may come out of it.
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