I can't tell you how many times I have drove past Bistrot Pierre and always thought to myself how much I'd love to go in and try their food. Whenever I have gone past in the summer that bar has always been always full, and I've been pretty jealous, why hadn't I made time to visit before. Thankfully I got an invite to come along and try their new menu, and I've finally done it. I've eaten, I have conquered.
We was warmly welcomed and shown to our table, which was very cosy and with a great view of a very miserable rainy day. We ordered a bottle of pinot and started trying to pick what to eat. My food anxiety kicked in and everything sounded so good that I though I was going to have a crisis.
I ordered the Parfait au foie de volaille to start with which was a Chicken Liver Parfait and Sourdough Toast. I really enjoyed it and demolished every single bite of it. I'm not really a parfait/paté person, I just really enjoy trying new things. It was smooth in texture and was so rich in flavour, the parfait and the bread complimented each other perfectly, unfortunately though I ate all the bread very quickly and just ate the rest of the parfait with my fork.
My plus one ordered the Cassolette de moules, which is what I really wanted (damn my lactose intolerance!). This was a small pot of a mussels in creamy garlic sauce. I was told it was very nice, and that I should be jealous.
For mains I ordered Bouillabaisse Maison which was a rich fish stew, I ordered mine with out cheese. I'll be honest, this was perhaps one of the best things I have ever eaten. It was beautiful, if we wasn't in such a fancy place I would have picked up the bowl and drank the juice afterwards. I got a whole fillet of Sea Bass, tonnes of mussels, chunks of smoked haddock and it was topped with two huge prawns.
My plus one ordered steak, I got mega food envy but my food was the best so I'm the winner. I got to try a little bit and it was seasoned beautifully and was the perfect rare steak. The steak itself was really thick, the tomatoes was coated in a herbs and it came with a peppercorn sauce.
For pudding I had lemon and raspberry sorbet, it was so rich and fruity. The raspberry sorbet was my favourite, it was just fresh and fruity.
The Crème brûlée looked amazing, this is one of my favourite desserts and I was gutted that I couldn't eat it. I looked so creamy and fresh. I couldn't bare to know what it was like at the time, but I have since been told that it was really nice.
I had a really lovely time and If you are looking to visit your local Bistrot Pierre use this code: LBP84ZWK to get a free drink. There are a few T&C's below, but it'll reyt.
- This code entitles you to a complimentary 175ml glass of house wine, bottle of beer or soft drink.
- The most expensive drink (of those listed above) will be discounted.
- Only one voucher can be redeemed per visit when a main course in purchased.
- To redeem this offer print off the voucher code beginning LBP and hand it to your server when you dine quoting that it’s the ‘blogger free drink voucher’.
- This offer is valid until 20th July 2018.
- The recipient must be over 18 years of age if they are redeeming an alcoholic drink. Proof of age may be required.
- Manager's discretion applies.
Let me know if you go and what you eat!
*Please note this post was in collaboration with Bistrot Pierre. My meal was provided by the restaurant and all photos and opinions are my own.