Dear fellow tasters,
This is one long overdue post because it was four months ago that my friends and I went out to try this new French bistro that recently opened at Plaza Indonesia Extension. Bistro Baron, a bistro for barons and baronesses if that’s what the name means, offers a classy yet casual French dining experience that you can find in this high-end shopping mall in the heart of Jakarta. The outward bistro-like appearance, complete with decorated glass windows and blue-painted walls, displays a sleek simple white-table-cloth interior with matching white-aproned snobbish waiting staffs.
Now for the food, what we ordered was Soupe Oignon, Le Baron, Gratin de Pates, and Confit de Canard. The verdict is scrumptiously yummy. The ‘Soupe Oignon’ (onion soup) was nicely served in cute yellow tin pot containing soup of onion and bread topped with generous layer of cheese. It was the first time for us of tasting foie gras and we all agreed that its taste was a bit overrated what with the expensive price and the considered inhumane treatment of the goose, but the ‘Le Baron’ salad tasted quite nice, with bitter mesclun vegetables, slices of smoked duck, fried shallot, and shavings of foie gras on top which makes a wonderful mixture of taste. The ‘Gratin de Pates’ (pasta gratin) was enjoyable, cheesy and quite filling. Lastly, the ‘Confit de Canard’ (duck confit) was a bit salty to me, maybe because it’s a confit (a generic term for various kinds of food that have been immersed in a substance for both flavor and preservation – wikipedia), served with sauteed long beans and cherry tomatoes, but I personally loved the potato rosti side which tasted délicieux.
The taster’s notes:
Favorite dish – almost all that I’ve tried 😛
What to order next time – actually really want to try the breakfast menu but it’s only available until 10am
Food rating – 3 star
Price rating – $$$
Ambiance rating – 3 star
Service rating – 2 star