Lisa and I celebrated our tenth anniversary by dining at Figue. All summer long Figue has been visiting various countries as part of a staycation program. July is all about France. Our bar is featuring various hors d’oeuvres typically found in Parisian wine bars that our bartenders have created French inspired cocktails to pair with; Celeste our Sommelier has picked a wide range of great French wines, we have a special Bastille Day celebration planned and all month long we are featuring a Brasserie styled menu loaded with all the classics of French cooking. That’s what brought me in. Good old fashioned French food. Comfort food.
We started with two flutes of Champagne and a plate of Beausoleil Oysters from Eastern Canada.
We ordered a bottle of La Fleur Gazin and moved onto to Duck Galantine with Housemade Pickles followed by grilled Onglet (hangar steak) frites with Bearnaise and Short Rib Bourguignonne.
The steak frites were unbelievable. I never have understood why people like filets so much. They have a terrible consistency and almost no flavor in comparison to a rib eye or hangar. The short rib Bourguinonne melted in my mouth and sang with the wine.
Next we had the Chocolate Pots de Creme. Rich, deep chocolate yumminess!
Next was a trio of mignardises to nibble on with my cappuccino. All together it was a great meal. I hate saying that about my own food because I am really not egotistical. I love French comfort food as it is what I grew up eating. Please come and visit us this month at http://www.EatFigue.com