Aquitaine Bis is a French bistro type restaurant in the suburbs of Boston – Chestnut Hill. Is it chef driven cuisine – no. Is it fine dining – no. Is it on a par with Church and State in Los Angeles – no. But, it is safe, bistro food and for the most part executed well.
Eggs Benedict with Canadian bacon, hollandaise & fines herbes, lyonnaise potatoes – I didn’t taste this, but this is my Dad’s favorite and he loved it.
Omelette Alsacienne - with mushrooms, leeks & chevre, lyonnaise potatoes and toast – the eggs were a bit dry, but OK.
As Boston was packed during this time period (graduation time all over the city), we were relegated to where my Dad was a regular. So back to Aquitaine Bis for dinner on Tuesday.
Belgian Endive Salade with apple, roquefort, walnuts & watercress – not pictured
I will have to let the photos tell the story as I didn’t taste the food from our dining companions. I am assuming they liked what they had as each dish was completely eaten. I also didn’t take notes as this was a strictly social evening.
Lemon Sole Meunière with pommes purée and diced tomatoes
Potato Crusted Atlantic Salmon with butter poached asparagus, mango & papaya chutney and beurre rouge
Seared Dayboat Scallops with spring vegetable succotash, sweet corn beurre blanc
Crispy buttermilk soft shell crabs – I am guessing that the saucing was the same as the scallops – a sweet corn beurre blanc. Also I have a vague recollection that the waiter said the soft shells were coated in panko – it did have a tempura quality.
No cheese and no desserts – an adequate meal with good service.