There’s a new café with an adorable Parisian twist off the wharf in the District of Columbia. A few of us popped in the other night after a bit of museum hopping to enjoy the casual atmosphere of Bistro du Jour. Here we found French home-style cooking at its finest. The aromas from the cassoulets and stews were phenomenal along with the baked goods. No matter which side of the Atlantic I always start a meal with French Onion soup, and the Coq au Vin was not only delicious, but there was enough for each of us to share. The chicken was braised with wine and garlic encouraged me to jot down spices and herbs so, I can copy the recipe.
As an added bonus the Mah-Ze-Dahr Bakery inside the restaurant served fresh croissants, pain au chocolat, quiches and scones. Perfect for breakfast the next day!!!
Bon appétit, Kathleen