The Champs-Élysées might be thousands of miles away, but France will feel much closer this spring at Ardmore’s A la Maison Bistro. The eatery again welcomes accomplished French musical duo Jacques and Corinne Pellarin for its “April in Paris” celebration.
Born in Chambéry and trained as an accordion player, Jacques is now widely considered a virtuoso. Over the course of his three-decade career, he’s been a composer and a producer whose credits include multiple albums and world tours.
He joins his wife, Corinne, a chanson singer, to create authentic French café music. Together, they’re known as Jac & Co, and their stripped-back performances evoke both the rustic French countryside and smoky Parisian brasseries. Their range of mastery and dynamic interaction on stage recalls the likes of Édith Piaf, Francis Lemarque and other great French performers of the past.
“[Corinne] has that French-café style, that distinct, sultry kind of singing,” A la Maison owner Ted Miller says. “They perform all the French classics.”
This April marks the third year the pair will perform at A la Maison, where patrons are no strangers to an authentic musical experience. The restaurant hosts various artists throughout the year. Miller believes performances like these add an extra dimension to the dining experience. “[Music] lends a warmth and entertaining spirit to the dining room,” he says.
Jac & Co performs two to three days a week throughout the month of April.
353 Lancaster Ave., Ardmore, (484) 412-8009.