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Bistro du Midi {eating out in Boston}

Boston, have you been yet??

Located across from the Boston Public Garden and next to the Four Seasons Hotel, this establishment peeks out unassumingly onto Boylston St. and invites passers-by and regulars alike onto its open-air patio, bar, and upstairs dining room. Boasting southern French cuisine, this bistro has both a bar menu as well as a full menu and also has a lively dessert spread.

We stopped in twice in the span of a week recently and had to try the house made sorbet and gelato, which come in a variety of unique flavors, such as pear, apricot, basil, and buttermilk and are perfect for a evening on the patio while sipping espresso or catching up with friends in the mid-afternoon.

   Here’s what we tried.

Top: Gratin Dauphinois

Very tasty, thinly sliced potatoes with herbs and cream. Not unlike what I’ve tasted in the south of France myself.

Bottom: Endive and bibb salad, white peach, hazelnuts, bleu d’Auvergne

  The blue cheese and hazelnuts were excellent in combination with the greens and endive.

  Sorbet: pear

Ice cream : basil and vanilla

Very enjoyable flavors and smooth texture – highly recommend.

Sipping espresso has grown on me – it’s remarkable how such a small cup can hold so many sips (or how one can learn to sip and not gulp 🙂 )

Lemon tart, raspberry and passion fruit gelée, basil ice cream

Creamy tart filling, mild flavor, nice sweet crisp in the tuile. Crunchy nuts to keep the basil ice cream cool and add texture.

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