Wanted to do something special for my husband's bithday this year so beginning that he was born on Bastille Day and that we had just visited the Bastille in Paris we headed over to Bistro St. Tropez Bastille Day Celebration. The $35.00 Four Course Feast was superb. There was live Parisian Music and complimentary Wine and Hors D'ouevres--Veal with roasted peppers on puff pastry and chicken spring rolls. Appetizers(6) we chose the Tarlet of crab with asparagus and a bousin custard(good but custard overpowerd the delicate crab) and duck confit,haricots veerts salad with a pistachio vinaigrette(a real winner,Ray even liked it and he doesn't like duck).Entrees(5) we chose Napoleon of Veal,Eggplant, Tomato,Brie with a balsamic Demiglaze(good) but the Mille Feuille with Shrimp, Scallops,Tuna,Mussels in a lobster pernod sauce was superb.Is it appropriate to lick your plate in public?? Let's take a poll!
Tables were very close(just like in Paris) so we made many new friends(isn't it wonderful how good food and good wine can bring people together)all agreed that the fish dishes were the best. Next came a cheese plate with a small salad and the best tasting grapes I've had in a long time. I forgot to mention the bread -as some of you know I am a bread addict--this bread did not taste like the breads of Paris or Italy but across between both countries. Should of asked the waiter about the bread(dipping oil was olive oil and pesto)but forgot. Dessert(4) Ray had the warm Peach Tarte and I had the Profiterolles-puff pastry with ice cream yummy. Coffee was extra but who could resist La Columbe . Service was excellent though out the meal and the restaurant was packed at 5:30pm --a group of 8 near us only spoke french.
In the words of 2 great chefs Jean-Marie Lacroix and Philippe Chin "You'll like this place ,it's where we eat when we get a night off, we wish we could go more often"(from a book I read called Chef 's Night Out)