Our mummy and daddy bears were due for a date so we took both sets out for some French food. Luckily for us, Mr D was one step ahead of us and booked in Bistro Thierry in Toorak. Stepping into the eatery, it transports you back to France. All the staff were french and it was very warm and cosy. We sat down and started ordering off the menu since we only had 2hours to eat.
To get the night started we got the Canadian pan seared scallops and found this to be amazing! Supple, soft and oh so juicy, especially with that miso butter!
Coquilles St. Jacques poelees – $27
Premium Canadian pan seared scallops with orange dressed witlof and miso butter
We got the escargots since my mumsy bear hasn’t had it before. The snails are baked in garlic and parsley butter and the butter had such an intense flavour that I didn’t quite enjoyed it. Mr D and his mumsy bear did though.
Escargots a la Bourguignonne – $24.50
Snails baked in their shells with garlic and parsley butter
Finally, for a freshness of green we also got the crayfish salad with champagne vinaigrette. This was very refreshing and there were generous amounts of crayfish. I absolutely loved the parmesan wafer and everything just balanced each other out.
Salade de langouste et tuile de parmesan – $28
Bahamian crayfish salad, avocado, roasted fennel, parmesan wafer and champagne vinaigrette
I got the duck breast with spiced orange sauce. The duck was beautifully cooked, still pink and very juicy. The orange sauce and a sweetness to it, more than I would have liked. Other than that, loved my dish!
Magret de canard – $42.50
Macedon Ranges duck breast (served pink), sweet potato fondant baby leek, purple carrots and spiced orange sauce
Mr D got the fillet steak with fries and asked for it to be medium rare. He was a bit disappointed because it came out medium and was a touch on the tough side. Fries were smashing though!
Bavette grillee – $39.50
Minute fillet steak with fries, green salad with pepper sauce
If you want the souffle, it takes 20 mins to prepare so put your order in once you made up your mind that you can’t live without it. This is a chocolate souffle and it was so fluffy and chocolate-ly. Mr D’s mumsy bear loved this and could not get enough of it.
Souffle au Chocolat – $18
Chocolate souffle with hot chocolate sauce and vanilla bean ice cream
My favourite dish of the night was the apple tart. This was absolutely AMAZEBALL! Everything about it just blew my mind. Definitely a recommended dish and if you have a sweet tooth, this is the dish for you.
Tarte Tartin – $15
Warm apple and caramel tart served with calvados scented ice cream
Bistro Thierry takes me down memory lane when we were in Paris and really did transport me back there. There were magnificent dishes such as the apple tart, scallops and the duck breast that would definitely bring me back. If you do come here, make sure you have a booking because it gets really REALLY busy.