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Bouillon -- en face de La Ferme Saint Hubert

Jake Dear | Apr 15, 201511:37 PM

We were headed to La Ferme Saint Hubert to smell (what a sensation walking into that shop) and buy cheese, and decided to first have lunch across the street at this new bistro, opened only four months ago. (Thanks to Ptipois for bringing it to our attention.) We walked in at 12:30 without reservation -- and I would not recommend that because almost everyone else who came after had reserved.

We enjoyed two salads -- greens and various vegetables (baby turnips and Brussels sprouts, carrots and beets of various colors, fennel, all warmed and tossed nicely in a warmed vibrant lemony vinaigrette); and asparagus in a Parmesan cream sauce, with excellent thick and chunky lardons. Our plats were mine -- "du jour" -- chicken braised in red wine with root vegetables; and the ubiquitous cod atop perfectly cooked and seasoned chick peas. All was top notch. See the four pictures attached. With a carafe of Chablis, bottled water, and two coffees, the total was 99 euros.

It was all quite lovely, as was the elegantly simple and bright room, with a somewhat Scandinavian feel -- light blue-green accents and whitewashed oak floors and table tops. Friendly service by two women. This is a place we'd happily return to for dinner.

When we visited Hubert after lunch to stock up on individually vacuum packed chunks, we commented on what a fine experience it was across the street, and Madame proudly said,"of course they serve our cheese"! -- Jake

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