The wine cellar
The wine cellar at Franck is a very special place. A dedicated space inside the bistrot, stepping in the cellar is like taking a trip to France’s wines areas, with 300 references. Some wines, such as the Vins Nature are only to be found at Franck’s in Shanghai.

Passionate about the art of winemaking, Franck will be glad to guide you in your choice.
























 
wine cellar
The wine cellar at Franck is a very special place. A dedicated space inside the bistrot, stepping in the cellar is like taking a trip to France’s wines areas, with 300 references. Some wines, such as the Vins Nature are only to be found at Franck’s in Shanghai. Passionate about the art of winemaking, Franck will be glad to guide you in your choice.








When stepping in a bistrot, client follow the chef’s inspiration, and eventually what he found at the wet market few hours before. The menu is usually small, and follows the seanonal products.
At Franck, the Menu du jour changes almost daily. Timeless classical parisian bistrot fares, generous, the bistrot cuisine’s soul hasn’t changed, since grand-mother's time.
The Starters are to be shared, with generous portions, just like a diner at home. Guests love the casual service, helping themselves to the Terrine de campagne, cold cuts or fresh oysters.









 
The Epicerie offers a selection of artisanal products, all made in France and careful chosen by Franck. They all share this taste of France and express the regional know-how and diversity. From sweets to liquor, tasty vinegar to mustards, the Epicerie provides a tasty trip.

Feel free to enquire with any particular question or product quest; we will do our best to spot the product you are looking for. We also offer hampers or corporate gifts, within your budget.

Contact us at epicerie@franck.com.cn
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Traditionnal Auberge Ravoux, 30km North of Paris, was Vincent Van Gogh's latest home. Photo: Frederic Lebain/Van Gogh's table book
The origins of the word "bistrot" are swathed in etymological mystery and urban legend. Whether it originated from the Russian occupation of Paris in 1815, when hungry Russian soldiers, it is said, would yell "Bystra!" or "Hurry!" to their French hosts, and this Russian term was thus adopted for the small eateries where one could obtain a quick meal and a drink.
However, the Larousse Gastronomique,the world's ultimate culinary encyclopedia, states the relationship with the word bistreau, which in the dialect of western France describes a wine seller.
The most common definition of bistrot, in the dictionary, is: a small café, like-minded and unpretentious family-run restaurant. Whatever its origins are, the bistrot is a philosophy and a way of life. A proper bistrot's atmosphere is familiar and light-hearted, a place for quick and informal chats and easy laughter with good friends and neighbours.
Nestled in Ferguson Lane, at the back of a quiet street of the French Concession, Franck is surrounded by Embassies, Art Deco houses and shady alleys. Ferguson Lane is a renovated alley, housing wine bars, and elegant fashion store and art galleries. Franck is not only an evocation of a Parisian bistrot, but a real one. Right down to the black chalkboard menu written in French, a collection of vintage maps and ads of the motherland and photo of Paris adoring the walls.
The tiny brasserie-style tables match with red leather sofa, and the dark wood floor, black tiles and old-style lighting bulbs, express a sense for detail and sophistication. Yet, once you are seated at your table, you’ve cross the Huangpu river and can board by the Seine. In an elegant yet casual atmosphere, it’s all about celebrating friendship and share wine and down to earth food.
There is something unique and private about Franck, and it hits the moment you walk in. And much has to do with the owner and founder, Franck himself. A grand-son of bistrot owner near Marseille, Franck has been brewed in the café culture since his childhood in the South of France. Having studied Hotel school in Marseille, in1982, he then left France and started touring the world for 20 years, working at the front and back of the house in the industry, from his based-town Paris, then moved to London, Miami, Tanger (Morocco), La Havana (Cuba), and continue in Switzerland, Spain, Vietnam, Malaysia,
Canada, St Pierre-et-Miquelon (Atlantic ocean island). Stepping in Shanghai during the Year of France in China, he felt in love with the city… and decided to open his own bistrot. Franck opened his doors in Shanghai, in 2007.
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