Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Bon Rouge Bistro
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Last night we went to Bon Rouge Bistro, we had been there in August with some friends and liked it especially the ability to sit outside on their enclosed terrace. I am sure they have other good food, but both times I have ordered the Steak Frites, the classic bistro dish. My steak was cooked exactely as I wanted and the frites were hot, crispy and tasted of potatoes.
It was a Tuesday night so the place was not full but it was also not deserted. The ambiance in the restaurant is comfortable and reminds me of basic bistros I have eaten at in Paris.
I had the Andalusian prawns for a starter, nicely cooked and well flavoured. My desert was a raspberry cheesecake, once again well done but in this case it was not really what I wanted. I had some indecision and ended up choosing desert almost at random.
In the end for three courses and one drink for two people we came away having spent $83 with tip.
So can I do better at home? No, with very hard work and everything going right I might be able replicate the dinner but not without a lot of work.