It’s a Friday night after a big week and Bron and I enjoy a meal at Les Bistronomes in Braddon. Les Bistronomes is a relatively new French restaurant in Canberra. From what I’ve seen in blogs and Instagram it’s pretty popular. It’s sitting in a group of new places like Blackfire and Bent Spoke.
We need to step back a bit though. We’ve seen Canberra bloggers post stories and images and we both would like to try the Beef Wellington. To get the Beef Wellington you need to pre-order so that’s what I did
It’s a warm afternoon so we elect to eat outside. However, the ambient temperature drops quickly and by the end of the evening there’s gooseflesh on show.
The service is very friendly and after we mention we’ve pre-ordered the Beef Wellington we see the menu and choose some entrées and a side for the Beef Wellington.
This bread came out warm and the butter was subtle. It was good.
I love snails. The combination of the snails with the pork loin is great. The parsley cream though, while delicious gives me a green smile (sorry no selfie)
This bread was delicious. The caramelised onion and anchovies were really tasty.
Here’s the Beef Wellington. We think, but we don’t know, the beef is cooked sous vide and then finished in the pastry with the Duxelles. Happy to be corrected by anyone who does know.
The foie gras and horseradish go well in the Duxelles. The foie gras is quite subtle while the horseradish at least in one piece I ate was prominent. The French peas with the bacon lardons were nice and went well in the pastry shell after the meat had been eaten
The Flambé Crème brûlée was very nice. Nothing like seeing some flames coming out to the table.
Bron asked for the chocolate and avocado mousse which she was was very good.
Overall the evening was very enjoyable. The meal was great and the atmosphere on a summer night in Canberra was very pleasant albeit towards the end quite cold. Next time I think we’ll eat inside. I’d happily recommend Les Bistronomes for a meal.