Bon Appetit Oakland

lightsA family friend of ours Tony Salguero, is the head chef at the amazing French bistro on Lakeshore Avenue, Michel Bistro.  My husband and I had an amazing time catching up with family, having some delicious cocktails and mouthwatering French food. I sat down at the bar and ordered a Gainsbarre, whiskey, honey, lemon and verbena which was refreshing with that whiskey kick that I love. The sweet hostess sat us down, and we were in for a real treat. We started out with the soup of the day, cream of cauliflower with pickled cauliflower and salsa verde and it was one of the tastiest soups I have ever tried.  Then we sampled the bison tartare with quail egg and grilled baguette. Everything was fresh and perfectly prepared.  Next, We tried bone marrow for the first time, it was rich and flavorful with a hint of lemon. and the roasted garlic gave it an amazing sweet flavor. For our entree, Roger and I shared the lamb burger with aged cheddar, peppercress and aoili, which we think was the star of the meal. It was cooked on point medium rare, the bun was fresh with the perfect ratio to meat, and the house made pickle added a yummy crunch.  Throughout dinner my sommelier Father-in-law picked French wines from the extensive wine list to complement our meal. We loved the modern decor and dining experience ,and decided to celebrate our first wedding anniversary here on July 20th. If you get the chance, this place will not disappoint… Bon Appetit!

Tony and RogTony and Roger (grainy iphone photo;)DrinkGainsbarreSoupSoup du Jour: Cauliflower with Salsa VerdeCarpaccioBison TartareBone MarrowBone Marrow with Roasted garlicBurgerLAMB BURGER! Yummmmmm

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