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Bistrot La Bruyère

Laidback | Oct 26, 201303:57 AM

A new bistro opened in our neighborhood about 3 mos. ago and the reviews have been good. It is just a few doors down from one of our local faves, Les Canailles, so we gave it a try at lunch yesterday and were very pleased...for those of you familiar with J.T.'s rating system, I would give it about a 6.5. The chef is young and friendly, coming from a village in Burgundy close to Auxerre, where he said that he grew up in his family's Auberge du Nivernais before coming to Paris where he worked at Fauchon. The rapport quality/price is excellent; at lunch there are 3 menus, €18, 21 or 28. Products come from well respected suppliers,e.g., Hugo Desnoyer and Annie Bertin. We had a flavorful velouté of butternut squash with chunks of cepes, a moist, delicious roasted breast of veal with fried Basque green peppers, an artfully arranged starter of marinated octopus interspersed with sliced mushrooms, orange segments and pimento strips. Our other mains were a nice entrecote (Desnoyer) served with piping hot pommes dauphines and a noix de ris de veau with a crispy exterior served over white beans that still retained some substance, not mushy. Another favorite close by to go with Les Canailles, Les Saisons, Les Premices and Pantruche

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