A bistro, sometimes spelled bistrot, is, in its original Parisian incarnation, a small restaurant serving moderately priced simple meals in a modest setting. Bistros are defined mostly by the foods they serve, home cooking with robust earthy dishes and slow-cooked foods.
Bistros likely developed out of the basement kitchens of Parisian apartments where tenants paid for both room and board. Landlords could supplement their income by opening their kitchen to the paying public. Menus were built around foods that were simple, could be prepared in quantity and would keep over time. Wine and coffee were also served. The limited space for diners in these cramped corners prompted the tradition of adding table service to the footpaths outside.
k bistro celebrates this tradition by using our local Midwest ingredients farmed and brought to market for us to enjoy. Traditional recipes from the heartland combined with Chef David Kay’s interpretation on other cuisines and flavor profiles from around the world come together to create a fun, casual and food oriented dining experience.