I went to a birthday dinner tonight at a delicious Italian restaurant named Il Buco. Tiny and tastefully done, Il Buco boasted fresh ingredients, the service familial. Half French, half Italian, I hardly knew in which language we were speaking.
So there was something incongruous to suddenly hear….the BOSS! Yes, Bruce Springsteen, playing at full blast. Rodolpho, the owner, would randomly throughout the evening turn the volume up all the way.
Apparently, the Boss is the only thing he plays.
We were there celebrating, so it wasn’t hard for us to go along.
The food made me feel like I was in Italy, yet we were screaming “Born in the USA.”
(I wonder how he does it, though. Every night? Can any of you listen to just one thing, over and over? I get obsessive, but not quite like that!)
18, Rue Léopold Bellan, 75002 Paris
P.S. Bruce Springsteen has eaten there, or at least so I’ve heard.