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Revisiting an oldie...Bistro du Vin

Gosh, it has been more than a month since I turned a year older. The family has a tradition of indulging on birthdays and the person celebrating gets to choose where to go. I was reminded of the great lunch deal at the Bistro du Vin and simply decided on that restaurant. I love their set lunches. Hearty, traditional and safe bistro kinda food.

Nearing 1pm on a Sunday afternoon, the restaurant was close to full. Good sign !  The 3-course set meal cost just $26++ per person. Some items require a supplement but the mark-ups are still very decent.

I decided to go with the escargots that were  with a sweet caramlized onion sauce, done with a beautiful fried egg. Broke the yolk to mix up the onion gravy. So umami! I decided I had to relax on my no-bread (self imposed low carb diet) stance and justify the deliciousness by mopping the plate clean. 

The snails on the other hand, were a little soft and slimy. After a few of them, I have had enough. 

Main course was the seafood bouillabaisse. Gravy / stock wasn't as rich as some I had before but still acceptable. Generous amounts of fresh seafood (mussels, clams, prawns and seabass) thought it would have been even more delightful if the prawns were peeled!

Dessert was a simple pear tart on flaky pastry served with salted caramel ice cream. What can I say? As good as it sounds!


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