la nuit dernière, dîner avec les amis

It’s been awhile since we’ve sat down & had a nice cosy dinner together, so we settled on Bistro Du Vin. French food, french wine, far away from the parade. We had quite a hard time finding the place, but on a side note, town was surprisingly quiet on National Day. (Might have been the best time to go shopping really.)

For starters, let me just say that… You really shouldn’t eat too much bread before the appetizers & mains, BUT! The bread here is way too awesome & we just couldn’t get enough. We even had seconds.

  Salad with Goat’s Cheese & Filo Pastry || Escargots

French Onion Soup with Melted Gruyère Cheese

I’d go back again just to have a bowl of this, & their awesome baguettes. It’s like comfort food for the soul. Who’s in?

 Salmon Gravlax || Foie Gras

Indeed, salmon gravlax should be left to the Swedish, not French. Although the gravlax tastes more refreshing, I still prefer smoked salmon, I think.

French Duck Confit

As long as there is duck confit on the menu, I probably will order it. I’m still searching for the perfect confit, but this was pretty good. The skin was nice & crisp, not too salty.

Coq Au Vin (French Braised Chicken)

Soufflé || Tarte Au Pommes (French Apple Tart)

The last time I had a Soufflé was probably… Geeee, I don’t even remember. Possibly years back when I was still working at The Ritz Carlton.
I was deciding between the apple tart & the crème brûlée; I’m glad I ordered the apple tart cause it was fantastic, although the serving was a tad too small. Makes me wanna bake now..

I haven’t had a chance to look at the total bill (yet) but my personal share alone was… the most I’ve spent on dinner ever; I blame it on the wine. I’m pretty sure we spent at least $300 on dinner. Ahhh la bonne vie!

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