Wednesday, 16 February 2011
Moules frites and a glass of white wine in a candlelit corner. The Backstreet Bistro pays homage to the Parisian Left Bank, fitting snugly in a corner of Cambridge's 'Red' Romsey Town or 'Little Russia', as it was once known, it is a place where left wing intellectuals should and ought to go. It's a warm and cosy place, the food is comforting and the waitresses friendly and you half expect Jean Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir to turn up. The couple next to us are discussing Marx's dialectic materialism - well, ok property prices... but you get the picture...