The lunchtime deal was anything off the menu - two courses for $45 and three for $55. If you chose the two priciest courses it would cost in real terms about $65 so pretty good deal.
We started off with half a dozen oysters with red wine vinaigrette. They were plump and fresh and very enjoyable.
Steve went with the French Onion soup which he's had before but always enjoys. It's flavoursome, cheesy, homely and comforting so I can see why it's a favourite. I went with the charcuterie plate. Well merci for charcuterie! It was a pretty impressive board of goodies with a big slice of terrine, some potted meat, foie gras parfait, 4 different meats / salamis, a few dressed salad leaves, cornichons and some toasted bread...all for one person! I've seen smaller selections for 2!
Steve helped me out and it was all very tasty. Perhaps a little chutney would have cut through some of the rich meaty delights but no biggie.
In the way that Steve returns to French Onion soup here, I am irresistably drawn to the roast chicken. It's just so soft and juicy and the half chicken is pretty generous. The breast piece is served off the bone and then there is a thigh piece and drumstick. The butchery is very good with a clean bone. The jus is yummy and that mash is just so creamy and rich. Butter butter butter...so much butter but heck it sure tastes amazing.
I'm not sure if this is the best roast chicken or Philippe Mouchel's version at PM24. I need to eat more to decide!
We shared a side of fresh peas with lardons and shallots and yes, cooked in lots of butter...so much butter it makes it so delicious.
I'd forgotten how good Bistro Guillaume is actually s this was an excellent reminder. Beautiful food and value for money. Let's not leave it so long for next time! A bientot Bistro Guillaume.