Thirty-five years is a long time the restaurant industry when days often start early and finish late for weeks on end.
It's also no small stretch to keep a business of any sort, but particularly in the volatile hospitality industry, running for half a life time.
So it's a big congratulations to Marilyn and Francis Domenech who last night celebrated 35 years of trading at Baguette Bistrot + Bar in Racecourse Road, Ascot. They are one of a very select group of restaurants who have lasted the distance.
I don't think there are any real secrets in their success, just a lot of hard work and passion combined with an ability to innovate and respond to challenges.
Their French food is beloved by many and reflects both Francis' origins and the couple's frequent travels where they seem to always pick up on the next hot trend.
And if you are planning a trip to France, check out Marilyn's personal blog for some great tips on what to do and where to go in France.
150 Racecourse Rod, Ascot. ph 3268 6168