FRENCH 133: Introduction to Francophone Literature from Africa and the Caribbean taught by Dr. Marie-Pierre Ulloa. Students authored vignettes on their couscous dinner experience at Bistro Vida. Bistro Vida is a French restaurant located in downtown Menlo Park, opened in 1998 by Egyptian cosmopolitan owner Ali Elsafy. Born in Cairo, Ali speaks five languages, English, Arabic, French, Italian, and Spanish.The menu features traditional French-style bistro cuisine, and couscous, and our dinner was generously sponsored by the Stanford Mediterranean Studies Forum. Read more here.