30 December 2009

Pièce de Résistance

I think it's quite impossible to have an unsatisfying meal in Paris. On every street corner is a charming bistro, and Paris 66 has emulated that here on Penn Circle South in East Liberty.

Opened this past summer by a local couple with a Parisian culinary background, they and their staff greet you in French as you wait to be seated at a cafe table. (Note: they do not take reservations and it is BYOB).

The menu has never disappointed. The plat du jour is usually enticing, like the monkfish above, although it's hard not to come for the savory crepes made of buckwheat with fresh fillings. La Pigalle, filled with chicken, sauteed mushrooms and mustard, is my husband's favorite. The menu also has a selection of salads, a quiche du jour, and pizza with puff pastry that I have yet to try. Of course, you must have a sweet to end the meal and I highly recommend La Paris 66: a crepe of butter, sugar, and flambee Grand Marnier right before your eyes. If you can say no to the La Bologne: banana, whipped cream and Nutella goodness.

The ambience is as enjoyable as the food: quaint and usually filled with patrons. Each time we go reminds me a little bit of our trip to Paris. Except that our bill is a bit lighter and we're five minutes from home.

Nutella crepe in Paris.

View from our lunch at a bistro in Saint-Germain-des-Pres.

1 comment:

  1. There is truly nothing like the charm of Paris,especially in summer, during Le Tour...but you bistro looks inviting...


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