Bistr’eau (I really like the identify!) is a brand new seafood bistro that opened on the Batroun port as an extension to the attractive L’Auberge de la Mer lodge. The bistro overlooks the port and fishermen boats and is few meters away from the attractive Mar Estephan (St Stephan) Cathedral.
I headed there final Saturday for lunch earlier than heading to the seashore. To be trustworthy, I used to be anticipating it to be a small place but it surely turned out to be a stunning bistro with a spacious inside and a comfy outside terrace. We sat exterior, positioned our order and went for a stroll concerning the port and the ocean cathedral. The menu is just not too huge however what it affords is greater than sufficient. The gadgets have been custom-made and ready by Chef Jean, a passionate meals lover and beginner chef who you would possibly know from his mouthwatering mini burgers at outside occasions and meals markets with Bibayti.
Right here’s what we ordered:
– Hummus with Shrimps: Some could not like the mix however shrimp goes properly with the Hummus surprisingly sufficient and I liked it!
– Smoked aubergines with sun-dried tomato tartar: I’m not an aubergine fan however the tartar and sun-dried tomato combine made all of the distinction. I liked that it’s served chilly because it provides to its freshness.
– Fattoush & Tabbouleh: Each have been contemporary and engaging. Not too salty, not too candy, excellent.
– Stuffed Calamari & Grilled Octopus: The stuffed calamari is refined Calamari dish with a wealthy submitting together with: Octopus, Calamari, Shrimps, Garlic, Onions, Tomato, Basil & Olive oil. It’s extra of an amuse-bouche for one individual than an appetizer for 2 but it surely’s price making an attempt.
As for the octopus, it’s a beneficiant dish wealthy in taste and my absolute favourite.
We didn’t attempt any uncooked fish this time as Brian was with us however I’m trying ahead to attempt the seared tuna salad, the oysters and the Tuna Kebbe Nayye subsequent time. I additionally need to attempt the baked fish as I heard it’s a should! So far as the service is anxious, the workers is younger, well mannered . Value-wise, seafood eating places are often a bit expensive however most gadgets have been pretty priced and also you positively get what you’re paying for when it comes to style, freshness and high quality dishes.
My first go to to Bistr’eau was a really nice one. I liked the placement, the meals and the service. Bistr’eau is just not your on a regular basis seafood restaurant because it affords a particular culinary expertise with its refined seafood dishes. It’s positively price a attempt when you wish to experiment with new dishes.
On a aspect observe, I want the Batroun municipality would work on bettering the port a bit extra as it might entice additional vacationers and locals.