14 March 2018
It’s Good Food Month and on Thursdays between now and the end of March, the Braddon restaurant Les Bistronomes (on Midnight’s doorstep) will be honouring renowned French chef Paul Bocuse with a $99 three-course menu. Each of the dishes will be made with the highest quality fresh ingredients and paired with a beautiful, carefully-selected wine.
Bocuse passed away in January and was known for his association with nouvelle cuisine, which uses fresh ingredients of the highest quality, and for his restaurants, including the three Michelin-star L’Auberge du Pont de Collonges near Lyon, and his famous protégées.
Les Bistronomes’ chef Clement Chauvin (formerly of Sage and Water’s Edge) and fellow Frenchman and sommelier Abel Bariller are celebrating Bocuse’s contribution to French cuisine until Thursday 29 March. They are serving truffled poultry and root vegetables soup en croute; Bass Groper with potato scale and champagne sauce with a side of French beans, almond and buerre noisette and a Peche Melba with rose wine granite and raspberry coulis. Each dish is accompanied by a pinot gris, burgundy and a fruity, sparkling wine that blends Merlot and Malbec.
Les Bistronomes opened in 2014 and, according to the Good Food Guide, offers studied, intimate, bistro-style dining that includes ‘simple and gutsy’ dishes.
If you can’t get a table for the Bocuse tribute, book yourself in for the special $50 five course degustation lunch that Les Bistronome serves on Saturdays. Or order the traditional bouillabaisse from the regular menu (we hear it is delicious) along with the sourdough, which a colleague tells us is out-of-this-world. The menu also features three mains designed for sharing, including a half ash-crusted duck a l’orange, but you’ll need to order these in advance.
Cnr Mort and Elouera Street
Tues-Sun lunch and dinner
$50 five courses degustation lunch menu every Saturday; $99 three courses Good Food Month menu