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a lil quaint french bistro


Naina de Bois-Juzan, an Indo-French Food connoisseur, was smitten by the emerging trend of “bistronomy*” in Paris, and after extensive research and first-hand experience in the same, developed a keen interest to introduce this philosophy to India.
The Bistro du Parc is a quaint, cosy establishment with Edith Piaf {and hints of David Bowie} playing softly while the scent of fresh bread teases you. The rustic interiors, friendly service and overall atmosphere transport you to another world.
French restaurant Le Bistro du Parc is a paradise for food lovers. Spread across two floors, the eatery aims at peeling the pretension that is often associated with French cuisine, and making that which is refined, a little more personal.

Le Bistro du Parc is where you can experience the charm of dining in a friendly, owner-run restaurant. The décor is minimal and lights are soft, giving the place a European vibe. We are told that the menu is constantly changed, depending on the fresh seasonal produce 

Overlooking lush greenery of southern Delhi, the Bistro lives up to its name (French for Bistro on the Park) and recreates the chic parisienne ambience with a quaint yet elegant décor. 
Once you enter this quaint little Parisian bistro, you can’t help but take in the elegant yet earthy surroundings done in calming hues of white and navy blue replete with wooden tables, an open kitchen, art framed on the walls, a bookshelf, large windows, greenery, and fresh bright yellow flowers on each table uplifting the aura of the place.

With Etta James crooning ‘At Last’ in the background, we knew we had come to the right place!

As you walk on up, the modest yet cozy terrace welcomes you with foliage and greenery, a string of bulb lights dimly lighting the place with a perfect backdrop of the ‘Park’. It has a romantic & laid-back vibe which is most unassuming and makes you feel right at home.

As we wait for the hand-out menu cards, the steward brings a huge blackboard, which has the menu written over it. This is how the menu is presented to guests! The board has five to six dishes per category – Les entrees, Les plate (main course) and Les desserts.

Relaxed home style cooking interpreted with a modern and elegant twist is the highlight with the menu offering seasonal delicacies made with the freshest local produce and time tested French recipes. 
We started off with:
Green pea soup with aubergine caviar and gouda biscuit: the best pea soup i have ever tasted…really warm with immense flavor of peas, served with aubergine caviar.

green apple, fennel and crab meat soup: this was quite a change over the normal soups, a huge mound of finely diced tangy green apple with earthy fennel and minced crab in a cold jus was quite different and a must try!! though not everyone can develop a palate for it.

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white wine and mushroom risotto: the risotto was a fail, with parmesan slices and dried tomatos atop, the risotto lacked mushroom and the creamy texture, also i failed to taste any wine essence…upon inquiry we were told their chef is new and by mistake used champagne instead of white wine…i mean..seriously!! ??

chicken confit with red onion jam, fondant potatoes and glazed vegetables: a minuscule piece of slightly dry chicken breast, char-grilled served with delicious red onion jam, with fondant greasy potatos and grilled vegetables was decent.

peanut butter with burnt caramel: served in a jar, this dessert was to die was…absolutely sinful, the creamy sweet peanut butter with a layer of bitter burnt sticky caramel beneath in every spoonful was delicious.

Their presentation is classic, portion size small, prices are decent but not always worth the dish, ambiance and decor laid back and romantic, combined with the fantastic music gives it the perfect french bistro feel.

would def. be back to try some other items on the ever changing menu, though with the hope of getting better quality of food the next time.

shivani rastogi

I love music and I love food. 'nuff.

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