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Beaujolais Bistro Reno


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Beaujolais Bistro Reno

RevrendAndy | Aug 15, 2005 11:50 AM

We had a date night last weekend including dinner and a movie. We experienced superlative French bistro cuisine at Beaujolais Bistro, in downtown Reno, next to the casinos. Warm atmosphere with exposed brick walls.

I started with roasted beets, mache, walnuts, and roquefort. Nice salad. MsRev had Duck confit with lentils and red peppers. This was the real deal. The duck had a nicely crisped skin with succulent meat. The taste of duck fat permeated the dish.

We continued with braised veal sweetbreads in a madeira sauce. Again, cooked perfectly crispy on the outside and juicy meat within. Great crispy potatoes anna were served with this. We also shared a spiced leg of lamb au jus with white beans. Lamb was cooked medium rare to our liking and had terrific flavor.

We finished with a feather light lemon tart. We enjoyed a bottle of Cahors with the meal. This is the only region in France growing malbec, which is ubiquitious in Argentina. Nice selection of moderately priced wines on the list. The Cahors was $34.00. The food was also fairly priced for the quality of the cooking. I would also recommend asking for Melody as your server, as she was a perfect delight.

By the way, we saw March of the Penguins, which was beautifully filmed and narrated by Morgan Freeman. Absolute must for animal lovers.


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