Bistrot La Minette tonight
I just wanted to take a few seconds to wax enthusiastic once again about this little gem.
Our group went crazy for Chef Woolsey's creative workings.
I had a delicious chicken dish after sharing a decadent root vegetables soup with DH. The 3 all ordered appetizers of a beautifully prepared scallops dish and oooh'd and ahh'd. Their bread has to be the best doggone bread in the city and they make it right there themselves.
Our wait person, Evan, was attentive, pouring wine, refilling water glasses and charming to boot.
No wonder we think so kindly on this delicious emporium of fine vittles.
It is hard for me to elaborate on others' dishes that I did not taste. My DH asked me why I had not mentioned the popular trout dish that he always gets -- obviously it is special because others with us whenever we go seem to order it too.
My 1/2 chicken dish came with leeks and tiny squares of ravioli puffs sprinkled around the plate, but the gravy is what makes it and I would highly recommend it to anyone.
They also make their own breads, desserts, and ice creams.
I take pause at your remark that the menu was not very creative. That kind of surprises me because I thought exactly the opposite.
I do believe that Chef Woolsey comes with a respected reputation behind him -- not just from we diners but more importantly, from his own peers. That says something to me.
We also like the fact that we can take our own wines for a corkage fee even though they have their own bar.
Couple all of that with a very able and friendly staff and you have a place that, to me, is worth going back again and again and...
I've eaten there three times and I have good memories of the atmosphere and service, but can't remember a single dish I ate there besides the escargot, which have a unique presentation. That is why I said the food is not creative. That isn't a knock on the chef's skills or the overall experience of the restaurant. I'm due for another visit for sure.