So you want to celebrate in style. You are feeling pumped about celebrating something special: your birthday, an anniversary, a promotion, or… Friday! Alev here, at Diostardiumplings.com, bringing some tidbits on where to find amazing French food on a budget. If you are looking to get beaucoup decadence but are not in the mood to spend beaucoup bucks then try Bistrot La Minette! This past summer, Jacke and I visited Bistrot La Minette during restaurant week in Philadelphia. Tucked away on South 6th Street in Philadelphia, PA, this gem of a joint is a quaint restaurant that serves up exquisite, authentic French fare on its plates and stunning paintings on its walls.
Back to the food, though: Bistrot La Minette is the brainchild of Peter Woolsley, who was inspired and tempted by his French-born in-laws’ regional recipes. Whether you come here during regular hours or on Restaurant Week, there is always a surprise. Swing by Bistrot La Minette on Bastille Day to get yourself a three-course fare of amazing Vichyssoise (chilled leek and potato soup), braised leg of lamb, and divine chocolate cake. I could not resist returning for seconds, after visiting Bistrot in 2012.
We started out with 2 glasses of Bordeaux Rouge wine along with some freshly baked bread with butter.
Our appetizers were de-shelled escargot in a rich olive oil and garlic sauce.
Followed by an irresistible beef tartare (made with grass-fed beef), accompanied by watercress and mini cornichons .
Our main course consisted of a braised leg of rabbit with egg pasta. The rabbit leg did not taste gamey at all and the sauce complimented the texture of the meat.
A roasted duck leg (Confit de Canard), legume ragout, wilted arugula, lemon thyme jus. The duck was cooked nicely with delicious and salty flavors.
But wait… Save room for dessert! We are diving right in, with Mille Feuille aux Framboises, a three-tier trifle of luscious, macerated raspberries and custard between stacks of thin, pleasantly charred wafers. And don’t forget the bubbly! A delightful glass of signature Bistrot brut tops the meal off with a bang.
If the word in print are making you salivate, we bet hat the pictures will do twice the job. Why wait? Snag a spot for yourself and your loved one, maybe have some friends tag along…The Diostardumplings.com team sure s glad to have been on the scene. Spoil your senses without having to purchase a plane ticket. Trust us: Your taste buds will be on cloud nine, and your wallet will be smiling, as well.
If you are in Philadelphia and are craving a fine French meal, make sure your check out Bistrot La Minette on restaurant week, where you can get a exquisite three-course meal for $35 a person. What are your favorite French dishes? Leave a comment below and please share with us. Thanks for reading! Bons Restos!