Top French Bistros in South East Florida
Image courtesy of Eduardo Buchin, Jupiter, FL.
Culinary delights and favorite cafes vary as greatly as ones likes and dislikes for innumerable cuisine. It is globally known that French chefs are masters at their craft as they are most rigorously trained and most exacting. Worldwide-trained chefs are now gaining the respect of these Parisian culinary masters and many of the top chefs in the world are from around the globe.
Part of the appeal of French cuisines superiority is on the geographic good fortune that makes French agriculture both varied and abundant in flavor. The preeminent measure of French cuisine foundation is its ability to stay rooted in tradition, no trendy quinoa or kale to be found. How can you go wrong with a dish prepared with butter, wine and cream on occasion?
The French are extremely passionate when it comes to love, their culture and food. In fact, food is an important part of their culture and their lives. When you look back upon history, the best chefs prepared lavish meals for kings, queens and aristocracy. Once the revolution came, these chefs opened restaurants for the masses and the public had the opportunity to indulge in the culinary delights that were once only prepared for royalty.
In addition to magnificient oceanfront and waterfront homes, South Florida has many amazing French restaurants. Area favorites include:
Cafe Boulud, The Brazilian Court, 301 Australian Avenue, Palm Beach, FL is just steps away from Worth Avenue. Executive chef Rick Mace micromanages the menu that includes French classics such as coq au vin; seasonal specials inspired by the farmers market such as ratatouille with herb pistou.
Cafe des Artistes French Bakery and Bistro, South 318 U.S. Highway One, Jupiter, FL is classic Parisian cuisine in a bistro setting on the waterfront. Arrive by automobile or by boat and dine inside or outdoors overlooking the waterfront while enjoying romantic Parisian classic cuisine such as foie gras chaud, escargot, and paired with idyllic wines.
Chez Jean-Pierre, 132 North County Road, Palm Beach, FL has international notoriety for its northern French fare. Not casual by any stretch of the imagination, the tucked away treasure is well sought out for Chez Jean-Pierre Restaurant Review: Word of mouth has drawn an international clientele to this cozy, tucked-away location, offering chef-owner Jean-Pierre Leverrier’s classic northern French fare. The wine list features 350 selections. Indulge in scrambled eggs with hackleback caviar or mixed petit field greens topped with shiitake mushrooms in delightful sherry vinaigrette. Entrées include traditional coq au vin and Dover sole meunière. Close the decadent meal with house-made profiteroles in bittersweet chocolate.
Le Bouchon du Grove, 3430 Main Highway, Coconut Grove, FL has French-trained chef Christian Ville who turns out simple but solid fare to in the cozy neighborhood bistro. Generous servings of filet mignon au poivre with Cognac sauce, haricots verts and potatoes au gratin and duck leg confit with mushroom sauce are favorites on the menu.