Bistro La Persaud received some good press on Edmonton AM and the Edmonton Journal so I thought I'd give it a try. I'm glad I did.
It was a bit hard to find as it is in a buiding that looks more like a dorm than anything as it is near the Faculty Ste. Jean.
The room is very nicely appointed. The menu is relatively short but everything looked pretty good. There were three of us. I had the only starter, steak tartare. It was very good, albeit a small portion.
The mains were also excellent. Great attention to detail on the subtle sauces, although the sauce on the Chicken Supreme was slightly salty. My wife had the pavee as a substitute for rice and a thin layer at the bottom was slightly burned from the reheating. It easily peeled away and the rest was fine. I had the mac and cheese and it was very, very good and the third person had the tortellini. Both dishes were essentailly flawless, subtle sauces and everything well cooked. We split the Lemon Curd tart and it was very nice. A good balance between tart and sweet.
The charcuterie menu was buried after the desserts so we did not get a chance to try any of it, but it looks tasty. Wine prices are very reasonable (about double liquor store prices, no gouging here).
Overall prices were very reasonable, even cheap.
If in doubt, go. I highly recommend it.
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