New gastronomy for France’s “Beurgeosie”

Known alternatively as the “Beurgeois”, Muslim yuppies or the Muslim “Bobos” (from “Bourgeois Bohemians”) are a group of upwardly mobile Paris-living French-born Muslim young people in their 30s who are creating a demand for halal-respected fine dining. The website www.paris-hallal.com lists the most popular. This Libération article profiles one, “Enfant terrible,” said to be fashionable, and attracting a mostly female crowd. The restaurant’s owner explains why – owing to a desire to be non-communautarian – he has not listed on the menu that items are halal.