Les Bistronomes Braddon @ACTBistronomes

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.  

Warm bread and tomato butter | Apple iPhone 6 Plus with iPhone 6 Plus back camera 4.15mm f/2.2 at 4mm and f/2.2, 1/280sec, ISO 32
Warm bread and tomato butter | Apple iPhone 6 Plus with iPhone 6 Plus back camera 4.15mm f/2.2 at 4mm and f/2.2, 1/280sec, ISO 32

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) 

Escargots Et Fillet De Porc en Persillade (Garlic Snails and Pork Loin with Parsley Cream) | Apple iPhone 6 Plus with iPhone 6 Plus back camera 4.15mm f/2.2 at 4mm and f/2.2, 1/120sec, ISO 32
Escargots Et Fillet De Porc en Persillade (Garlic Snails and Pork Loin with Parsley Cream) | Apple iPhone 6 Plus with iPhone 6 Plus back camera 4.15mm f/2.2 at 4mm and f/2.2, 1/120sec, ISO 32

This bread was delicious. The caramelised onion and anchovies were really tasty. 

Pissaladière (Caramelised Onion and Anchovy Bread)  | Apple iPhone 6 Plus with iPhone 6 Plus back camera 4.15mm f/2.2 at 4mm and f/2.2, 1/60sec, ISO 32
Pissaladière (Caramelised Onion and Anchovy Bread) | Apple iPhone 6 Plus with iPhone 6 Plus back camera 4.15mm f/2.2 at 4mm and f/2.2, 1/60sec, ISO 32
Escargots Et Fillet De Porc en Persillade (Garlic Snails and Pork Loin with Parsley Cream) Pissaladière (Caramelised Onion and Anchovy Bread)  | Apple iPhone 6 Plus with iPhone 6 Plus back camera 4.15mm f/2.2 at 4mm and f/2.2, 1/120sec, ISO 40
Escargots Et Fillet De Porc en Persillade (Garlic Snails and Pork Loin with Parsley Cream) Pissaladière (Caramelised Onion and Anchovy Bread) | Apple iPhone 6 Plus with iPhone 6 Plus back camera 4.15mm f/2.2 at 4mm and f/2.2, 1/120sec, ISO 40

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. 

Filet De Boeuf en croute Au Foie Gras Et Duxelle De Champignon (Beef Wellington, Mushroom Duxelles, Foie Gras and Red Wine Jus) | Apple iPhone 6 Plus with iPhone 6 Plus back camera 4.15mm f/2.2 at 4mm and f/2.2, 1/60sec, ISO 32
Filet De Boeuf en croute Au Foie Gras Et Duxelle De Champignon (Beef Wellington, Mushroom Duxelles, Foie Gras and Red Wine Jus) | Apple iPhone 6 Plus with iPhone 6 Plus back camera 4.15mm f/2.2 at 4mm and f/2.2, 1/60sec, ISO 32

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 

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Filet De Boeuf en croute Au Foie Gras Et Duxelle De Champignon (Beef Wellington, Mushroom Duxelles, Foie Gras and Red Wine Jus) and Petit Pois A La Française (French Peas) | Apple iPhone 6 Plus with iPhone 6 Plus back camera 4.15mm f/2.2 at 4mm and f/2.2, 1/40sec, ISO 32
Filet De Boeuf en croute Au Foie Gras Et Duxelle De Champignon (Beef Wellington, Mushroom Duxelles, Foie Gras and Red Wine Jus) and Petit Pois A La Française (French Peas) | Apple iPhone 6 Plus with iPhone 6 Plus back camera 4.15mm f/2.2 at 4mm and f/2.2, 1/40sec, ISO 32

The Flambé Crème brûlée was very nice. Nothing like seeing some flames coming out to the table. 

Flambé Crème brûlée A La Vanille (Vanilla Crème Brulée) | Apple iPhone 6 Plus with iPhone 6 Plus back camera 4.15mm f/2.2 at 4mm and f/2.2, 1/15sec, ISO 125
Flambé Crème brûlée A La Vanille (Vanilla Crème Brulée) | Apple iPhone 6 Plus with iPhone 6 Plus back camera 4.15mm f/2.2 at 4mm and f/2.2, 1/15sec, ISO 125

Bron asked for the chocolate and avocado mousse which she was was very good. 

Mousse Au Chocolat et Avocat (Chocolate Mousse and Avocado) | Apple iPhone 6 Plus with iPhone 6 Plus back camera 4.15mm f/2.2 at 4mm and f/2.2, 1/4sec, ISO 100
Mousse Au Chocolat et Avocat (Chocolate Mousse and Avocado) | Apple iPhone 6 Plus with iPhone 6 Plus back camera 4.15mm f/2.2 at 4mm and f/2.2, 1/4sec, ISO 100

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. 

 
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