Dinner @ Bibou, Philadelphia
CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: (1) Table setting, even the tulip had personality. (2) Window herb boxes with rosemary and mint. (3) Signage with a simple “b”.
Bibou is such a charming french bistro that I didn’t mind the 7 block walk from the nearest SEPTA train station. Sunday dinner is so popular that I had to purposely wake up at 6am to get a 3 week advance reservation. At $45/pp for four courses, it’s a steal !!
Charlotte who is the the chef’s wife and co-owner is such a gracious hostess. Our group was running late and she made an accomodation to accept our revised arrival time. And, as we walked out of the bistro after our meal, she made a point to quickly follow us to the door and thanked us for stopping by. We were treated like friends who came over for a meal.
My choices were based solely on flavors which I crave for (foie gras and goat milk) or had not tasted before (harissa).
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: (1) Chilled Canteloup Melon soup, muscat & saffran gelee with gorgonzola cream. (2) Appetizer: Foie gras duo – first, sauteed foie gras with apricot in red wine duck sauce. Second, Foie gras & apricot custard. (3) Main: Sauteed rainbow trout filet with lima beans, chorizo and artichoke fricassee in harissa broth. (4) Dessert: Floating island with home-made almond pralines with goat milk creme anglaise.
Photos taken using an iPhone 4.