Le Bistro Du Parc : Bistronomie at its Best

A small, french restaurant serving moderately priced meals set in the middle of a park; it doesn't require a linguist to gauge that the name is bang on. A venture by Naina de Bois-Juzan with the Olive group, Le Bistro du Parc looks to introduce the concept of Bistronomie in Delhi while treating food lovers with delightful dishes from the Parisian cuisine.


Drawn in shades of blue on the outside, the insides of the bistro is a bit cramped but very homely. As soon as we entered, we were welcomed by Nick, the manager, who greeted us and showed us to our table. Decked with book shelves, hanging lamps and a coat hanger, the restaurant has the most authentic décor and resembles the French bistros seen in movies. The green foliage outside is very soothing to the eye too and with some outdoor seating can be perfect for romantic dates during winters.

Le Bistro Du Parc Interiors
Photo Courtesy - Le Bistro Du Parc

The menu served here is quite small and is written with chalk on blackboards; these are put up in strategic locations to help customers make choices no matter where they are seated. The reason for their small menu is that most of the items that they serve are subject to availability and thus the menu changes every season.

We started off with the Kiwi Margarita and Peach Bellini. Served in a champagne flute, the bellini was a cocktail made of sparkling wine with the peach essence adding a tropical flair to the drink. The sparkling wine content was a bit too high and was overbearing on the peach flavor. The Kiwi margarita on the other hand was an absolute wonder and the thick flavor of the fruit paired with vodka was a delight.

Kiwi Margarita at Le Bistro Du Parc
Kiwi Margarita

Peach Bellini at Le Bistro Du Parc
Peach Bellini

For starters, we ordered the Chicken Liver Parfait, Quinoa Tabbouleh with Sauteed Gambas and Pan Fried Calamari. Made with the liver of the chicken, the Chicken Liver Parfait was a buttery meat paste served with crispy baguettes, confit onions and balsamic reduction. Through all its creaminess and boneless-ness, the parfait really appealed to our taste buds and within a few minutes, we had finished the entire dish.

Chicken Liver Parfait
Chicken Liver Parfait

The Sauteed Gambas was the pick of the day and was the right amount of tangy with a sweetish aftertaste. The tangyness was majorly due to a tomato and lemon essence which they had used while frying it. The Gambas (which means prawns in French) had been properly deveined and cleaned but was served with tails intact which may cause discomfort to the people eating it. The prawns were accompanied by the Quinoa Tabbouleh which was a heavenly mixture of tomatoes, chillies, parsley and quinoa seeds.

Quinoa Tabbouleh with Sauteed Gambas
Quinoa Tabbouleh with Sauteed Gambas

The Pan Fried Calamari was the last entree to be served on our table. With a strong garlic flavour, the dish was more like a salad, served with loads of vegetables like cherry tomatoes and black olives. It was mildly spicy and had a tangy flavour to it.

Pan Fried Calamari
Pan Fried Calamari

For the main course, we settled for their famous Lamb Confit with Red Onion Jam and Glazed Vegetables. We had heard a lot of praise about it on different food forums and after tasting it, were sure that it deserved every bit of it. Topped with onion jam, the lamb was cooked for a long time in its fat making it extremely soft and filling. Accompanied by baby potatoes, cherry tomatoes and carrots, it is a whole meal.

Lamb Confit with Red Onion Jam and Glazed Vegetables
Lamb Confit with Red Onion Jam and Glazed Vegetables

The second main course we tried was the Sole Meunière et Courgettes. A flatfish famous in the coasts of Europe, they are members of the family Soleidae, but, in India, the name sole is loosely applied to various other similar flatfish, though the most famous one is the Bengal Sole Fish.  Served with sliced zucchini, cucumber and capsicum, the fish was soft and the usage of a lemon marinade had us going gaga for the dish.

Sole Meunière et Courgettes
Sole Meunière et Courgettes

For the desserts, we tried their French Mango Cloud and Chocolate Fondant. Topped with a mango caramelized cookie, the meringue at the bottom just melts in the mouth. It was also served with mango pulp, giving a holistic mango taste. . The Chocolate Fondant tasted even better and was basically molten chocolate with nuts.

French Mango Cloud

Rocher au Chocolat Valrhona
Rocher au Chocolat Valrhona
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A must visit for every french food gourmet, they also have Jazz nights every Wednesday which means that the place fills up extremely fast.

Meal for two persons – Rs 2000/-

Address : A - 57,58,59
Moolchand Market, Defence Colony
New Delhi

Telephone : 011 46780080

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