Petite Jacqueline

This French Bistro is just the perfect place to while away an afternoon or evening drinking wine and indulging in the richness of French food.

On our latest visit a local company was filming a segment highlighting the bar tenders accomplishments. Not wanting to miss out on a good thing we decided to start with cocktails.
I choose a Sazerac made with Maine’s Gunpowder Rye. The bitters and absinthe combined with the whiskey to make a very enjoyable start. My wife chose a French 75 which I always thought of as too sweet but this one let the tangy flavor shine through to make it more complex.

I started with POITRINE DE PORC & CHOUCROUTE. This dish consists as beautifully rich and tender pork belly layered over a house made sauerkraut with a dense orange gastrique. The kraut really balanced the pork fat in a wonderful way.

My partner in crime started with LES SOUPE A L’OIGNON ONION SOUP WITH GRUYERE CHEESE.
Indulgent flavor beyond imagination, savory cheesy goodness. This soup is a great reminder of why this is one of the best known dishes in the world.

I followed up with up with Chadree Charentaise. A delightful combination of Hake and clams with potatoes in a light fish broth. Warm comforting and delicious.

After the hearty onion soup my wife opted for the Caesar salad with beef tongue croutons. I loved, loved, loved the croutons. Breaded and fried bites of perfectly rich beef tongue. A creative addition to a classic.

No desert this time,too pleasantly full to bother.

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