The Champs-Élysées might be thousands of miles away, but France will feel much closer this spring atArdmore’s A la MaisonBistro. The eatery againwelcomes accomplished French musical duo Jacques and CorinnePellarin for its “April inParis” celebration.
Born in Chambéry and trained as an accordion player, Jacques is nowwidely considered avirtuoso. Over the courseof his three-decade career, he’s been a composer and aproducer whose credits include multiple albumsand world tours.
He joins his wife, Corinne, a chanson singer, to create authentic French café music. Together, they’re known asJac & Co, and their stripped-backperformances 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, FrancisLemarque and other great Frenchperformers of the past.
“[Corinne] has that French-caféstyle, 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 restauranthosts 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.