un bouchon – French expression

un bouchon - French expression


Un bouchon lyonnais

What does the French expression ‘ un bouchon ’ mean? How is it used in a sentence?

un bouchon – a cork – also means a Lyon local restaurant, serving meats in sauce, lots of offal dishes, proudly displaying tablecloths with red-and-white checkers, creating a very casual atmosphere. It’s not clear why the word ‘bouchon’ is used to describe such restaurants.

  • « On se fait un petit bouchon samedi midi ? »
    “Should we go to a bouchon restaurant for lunch on Saturday?“

Related: Offals . Vidéo d’un bouchon à Lyon .

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