For Kemily's belated birthday dinner, we went to Bistro Bistro in Kitsilano. This was on my wishlist since forever after I read posts by Sherman, Follow Me Foodie, and Kim Ho. I kinda forgot about it though, so thanks Kem for choosing this place!
The pommes allumettes and mayo ($5) are thinner versions of French fries, known as matchstick potatoes (yes, all those years of studying French paid off). Everyone liked them a lot since they were freshly fried and actually quite crispy (but not too much crisp). The mayo was SO good. I like mayo more than ketchup.
Kem liked her sole meuniere -- filet of sole in almond butter ($17), which I only had a little sample of.
Doro really liked her filet mignon with scallion butter sauce ($23). It was cooked perfectly to medium-rare and I thought it was quite tender and juicy as well.
She added a ratatouille ($4) on the side as well. I don't really like ratatouille that much because there's so many tomatoes and feels like very chunky and hearty salsa to me. Also, I've never watched Ratatouille (the Disney movie), which I should do. I'll do that during the winter break.
We got the perfect dessert to share, the poire belle Hélène ($6), which is a French version of a sundae made with pears poached in sugar syrup, ice cream, chocolate syrup, and whipped cream. I love the whole combo and the pears were delicious. It was a mess and that made it all the better for sharing.
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