Thursday, September 13, 2012
Ate at Bistro Michel for the first time last night, with mixed results. That place is really weird. My steak frites were quite good, served with a curry ketchup. The steak was topped with fine herbe butter. The mussels were ok, served with fennel and pernod, however, they kind of wrecked that with wayyyy too much cream. Not necessary. The server seemed hellbent on getting us really drunk, and I blame my current headache on the nasty free glasses of Ficklin chocolate "port" that they served us. I get offended when people call something port when it's not from porto. I guess I have a lot of anger inside. He also gave us a free Duchess de Bourgogne beer. This was in addition to a bottle of Gigondas for four and a glass of rose for me. Then at the end of the meal our server completely abandoned us to drink beer with his friends on the curb (which is kind of awesome) but we had to go inside eventually after waiting for the check to be taken for like half and hour. The dinner took three hours. Which is fine. That area is weird. Magpie's new little place is open right there.
BTW, Ficklin "port" are opening a tasting room at 20th and I? Good luck getting Sac into wine. I'm convinced that will never happen.
Posted by beckler at 9:48 AM