Tuesday, October 21, 2008


Banquette: A banquette is a bench, often an upholstered bench built into the wall. My first thought is those waiting area benches with plastic upholstery in the entryways of family restaurants. In historic military contexts, it would be a bench for soldiers to stand on in the trenches or when shooting over the top of fortifications.
Seated at a banquette in the corner of the dining room, a German woman with two blond boys waited to be served.
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