Monday, 17 March 2014

Le Bistrot Pierre Cardiff Review + GIVEAWAY!

This is a different kind review as I'm actually going to have half of it with a guest poster - my boyfriend Ross! He will be reviewing his dishes (I'll mark them with a 'Ross') and me - mine!

This past Friday evening we went to the Le Bistrot Pierre in Cardiff's Brewery Quarter to review our meal and experience there. We've been before when it first opened a few months back and loved it so were super excited to get back and try something else from the menu.

Before I forget I have to mention how amazing the service was, the first time we went I think we got forgotten about a bit but this time was a different story. I thought it was maybe because they knew I was reviewing but I watched two other servers dealing with other customers and they were very attentive and just lovely.

Le Bistrot Pierre Cardiff review
St. Jean House Red Wine (Ross):
As a long time fan and self proclaimed guzzler of red wine I was ecstatic with our choice of swill for the evening. The St Jean house wine was as full - bodied and moreish as you could hope.

Appetisers and Starters: 

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Gousse d'ail rotti (Ross):
The appetizer I opted for was a whole roasted garlic bulb served with artisan bread and a shallow dish of olive oil and balsamic vinegar. The garlic was tangy and decadent and was so soft that it could quite literally be spread.
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Brioche et champignions:
For my starter I had creamy mushrooms with bacon bits on a squidgy Brioche slice. This was so good I could of had this twice! I love creamy sauces and this went so well with everything on the plate.
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Parfait au foie de volaille (Ross):
The chicken liver parfait was light and rich in equal measure and went well with the brioche toast and plum chutney on offer. If I had any complaints here I would say the pate to toast ratio is off but being the gluttonous pig I am I soon polished the rest of the pate off with a fork. No regrets.
Mains:

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Poulet aux truffes:
Like I said before I'm mad for mushrooms and this is a selection of wild mushrooms on pan-friend chicken breast with truffle oil. It was amazing, I wanted to lick the bowl the sauce was so good. Looking at it now my stomach is growling.
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Saucisse de Toulouse (Ross):
My main was a hefty helping of Toulouse sausages accompanied with a beautiful tomato dressing enhanced with capers and all the natural bed fellows you would expect to find in a dish like this. Two soft poached eggs were served up with this french fare but they were extremely soft but the clue is in the title there. A tasty portion none the less.
Dessert:

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Cafe Gourmand:
We were feeling pretty full however the desserts sounded SO good we decided to go for a mini platter of some of the best sellers that came with an Esspresso shot.
We had; caramelized lemon tart, raspberry sorbet, sticky honey pudding and a chocolate torte (which is already half eaten in this picture!). Incredible!

Now! For all my lucky readers in/around Cardiff I have a giveaway!

So if you want to win a lunch for two (including a glass of St.Jean wine) then all you need to do is:
Follow @LeBistrotPierre on Twitter.
Comment below saying you are local (if you visit often then obviously you can enter too but its strictly for the Cardiff branch!).
Leave a way for me to contact you if you win!

(Giveaway open until 27th March '14).

Good Luck!
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63 comments:

  1. Sounds like you had a fabulous meal :) I'm not too far from Cardiff (Bath) so dont know if I should enter? xx

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  2. Hi, I'm from Cardiff and would love to win. I haven' been there yet, but it looks lovely :)

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  3. Oh wow, it looks wonderful! I live in Cardiff so I'd love to enter. My email address is laurajane.wilson@live.co.uk
    Thanks! :)

    Laura x
    theonethreethree.com

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  4. Hiya I live in Cardiff and would love a meal I haven’t had to cook myself.

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  5. Hello :) Food looks amazing, would love to give it a try. I am local too. My e-mail address, hemmingsmc@cardiff.ac.uk
    Thanks for the great comp x

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  6. Omg your food looks fabulous. I live in merthyr Tydfil (well someone has to). Email is nlock1970@gmail.com

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  7. Omg your food looks fabulous. I live in merthyr Tydfil (well someone has to). Email is nlock1970@gmail.com

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  8. I live five miles away. Can I come for a free meal?

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  9. I live in Cardiff near Roath Park, this looks amazing maybe I'll take hubby for his birthday in April :)

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    1. Forgot to say my email is lhlee62@hotmail.com

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  10. Was planning on a first visit this week actually. Heard good things.

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  11. I'm local and it all looks delicious! contact is loobyvee@gmail.com

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  12. The garlic appetiser looks amazing- I really want to try that, the more garlic the better for me! I would love to win this giveaway, I live in Cardiff- I went there for my birthday and thought the food was really lovely! My email is aliceinthelookingglass@outlook.com :) xx

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  13. I'm local too, I live in Splott. Would love to win this to take my bestie out for a meal to say thanks for all her support and help over the years.

    jessmandeville80@gmail.com

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  14. ooooh nice! I've not been yet, would love to take the boyfriend there for his birthday. gemmasouthgate@hotmail.com That Poulet aux truffes sounds divine.

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  15. The brioche with mushrooms looks soooo yummy! What a lovely restaurant! xxx

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  18. I live in Cardiff and would love to win this - I'm intrigued by the garlic starter
    @kibarthy on Twitter

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  19. Im local and love dining in Cardiff. Would love to sample the food here it looks superb x Im at kathryncummings55@hotmail.co.uk

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  20. I'm pretty much local! I'm actually heading into Cardiff right now :D My email is rosiebaldwin@rocketmail.com :) x

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  21. Don't know if it counts, but my Dad lives in Cardiff, so I'm there all the time. I'd love to try this out with the boyfriend next time we're staying. You can get me on @caramelattekiss on Twitter :)

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  22. ooohhh yes please - and yes l'm local as l live in Penarth and frequently visit Cardiff

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  23. Was great meeting you at Varsity and Tiger Tiger!
    Ooh would love to visit here as in Cardiff every week and need to eat. ;-)
    Great giveaway.
    Love Claire (claireevanscritten@hotmail.co.uk)

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  24. I live in the South Wales valleys so not too far away. Visit Cardiff often for the shopping and shows. Would love to treat my partner to a meal for his 50th birthday next month.

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  25. Forgot to say email is richards.karen@gmail.com

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  26. Passed this cutting through chippy lane whilst shopping last week and put it on my list of places to try the next time i'm in town. I live just up the road but in Cardiff most weekends shopping, eating, having a vino or two or all three!

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  27. Sounds fantastic I wish I was visiting soon but want to win it for my friend David and his wife who live in Cardiff and would certainly enjoy this prize.

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  28. I live In Cardiff and would love to win this great prize

    chockie67@gmail.com

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  29. My daughter is a student at Cardiff Uni so we visit often would love towin this!

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  30. This would be brilliant, I've never been there but heard very good tings and your photos look good! I live 10 minutes outside Cardiff :)

    Thanks!
    Twitter - @mrsstroganoff

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  31. I'm local (Newport) and would love to try it!

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  32. I live in the Rhondda Valleys and would love to go with my hubby :)

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  33. I work in Cardiff and live in Torfaen so would love to come for lunch with my husband.
    Followed on Twitter - @keshiaesgate

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  34. I love close enough to Cardiff so would love to enter this, the food looks amazing and I've walked past a few times and wanted to go in!
    I follow them in Twitter as xXxStundonxXx :)

    leannestundon@hotmail.com

    Leanne - A Slice of My Life xx

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  36. I live about an hour from Cardiff but work in Cardiff so would love this as an after work treat. Following on twitter @tawelmaes.

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  37. i live in cardiff..i havent visited this resturante yet so this would be great my twitter is @hayleyw1

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  38. I live in Newport - local
    I follow on twitter @staceycarnell
    :)

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  39. I live in Cardiff :) I've been eying this place up recently. I NEED to go, and treat my wonderful housemate. I've followed on twitter @fairy_89 my email is claireyfairy89@hotmail.co.uk

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  40. sort of local as I come from Dinas Powys & live in Nailsea but I visit Dinas regularly

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  41. Following on Twitter @prettybluebirds

    I live in Rhiwbina :)

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  42. I'm from Ebbw Vale and visit Cardiff at least once a Month and would love to try this Restaurant Twitter @JAKEYBOYO1 THANKS

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  44. My daughter and her husband live in Newport and I would love to give them a treat like this! antheaholloway@hotmail.com

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  45. We live just over the border, (Still the same side of the Severn tho' ;) !) and often pop down to shop or take in a game. @Grannybiker on Twitter

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  46. Sounds like the kind of food my husband and I would enjoy. We visit Cardiff often (family and shopping) as we are near enough to go for a full day. There's loads to do, isn't there.

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  47. Looks so good...especially dessert!! :) I live in Bristol and visit Cardiff quite a lot - my sister is at uni there :) I'm emilyk83@hotmail.co.uk

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  48. Jus a taxi ride away, food looks amazing x

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  49. I live in the Rhondda but work in cardiff, definitely looks like a great restaurant to visit :)

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  50. I am indeed a local Cardiff human person. I live near Roath Park (dangerously close to Joe's Ice Cream Parlour!!!). Your review has made me a bit hungry! *drools on keyboard*
    @MrsCatNap

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  51. I'm not far away in Porthcawl and i'm in Cardiff every week. This restaurant looks amazing I would so love to win. The Poulet aux truffes looks so tasty. I love eating out

    I'm following on twitter and you can contact me there @melandjake99

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  52. Just down the road and love free food. :)

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  53. I live in *sunny* Pembrokeshire, but am frequently in Cardiff. My Twitter handle is @ClaytonSusiev6

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  54. Im localish in Bristol, but would probably give this to my lovely cousin who is local and currently pregnant a nice treat for her and her partner before baby arrives

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  55. Sounds fab! I am from the area originally so visit as often as possible ...

    I follow @LeBistrotPierre on twitter as @gail_bennett :-)

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  56. im local live in Caerphilly visit Cardiff on nights out regular
    Manley10001@gmail.com

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  57. I live just outside the Welsh Border but visit Cardiff regularly for shows, concerts, iceskating and shopping... not all at once of course :) my contact address is kathryncox06@aol.com

    Good luck all xx

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  58. I'm in Cardiff often so fingers crossed, everything looks delicious but I have my eye on the chicken in truffle oil. I'm on twitter as @MeSueYouWho

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  59. Hi I live 40 mins from Cardiff and would love some time out with partner. My twitter name is @mwan83

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