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Bizou / K & L Provencal Dinner.

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Bizou / K & L Provencal Dinner.

Krys Stanlley | Jul 2, 2004 06:07 AM

This was a pleasnt evening that will leave me with warm memories.

I am not a socializer. When I heard that tables were pushed together and we would be sharing the table with other diners, I cringed. However, people who enjoy either Bizou or K & L like good food and wine, so the conversation was easy. We started as strangers and left friends. Then again, enough wine will do that to you.

A woman in French country dress played French tunes on an accordian.

There was a representative from France who talked about Provence.

For added entertainment and drama, the power went out just before the first course was served. Fortunaly is returned in five minutes.

The wines from K & L were affordable if not memorable. They paired nicely with the food.

Bizou and K & L have these dinners on a regular basis and I highly recommend it.

Here's the menu:

Delicious roasted almonds and Bizou's regular bread from Acme.

Fried zucchini with stuffed zucchini flowers paired with Tavel Rose. My favorite dish. Nice contract in texture with the crunchy zucchini and the soft cheese stuffed zucchinni. One of the better stuffed zucchini flowers I've had.

Marinated local anchovies and grilled calamari paired with Coteaux d'Aix en Provence Blanc. As always, Bizou excelled with the clamari. The anchovies were a little too fishy for my taste.

Sweet onions stuffed with bacon and sage paired with Bandol ROuge.

Leg of lamb with tomato confit and olives. I liked the rosmary with the juicy lamb, but my friend thought it too strong.

Fresh fig gratin paired with Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise. My second favorite dish. I'm not a fan of Muscats and this one did not win me over.

In all a highly enjoyable and delicous evening.

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