Bistro Laurent is a little cafe in down town Paso Robles CA that serves up Classic French Cuisine.
You have a choice of ordering a la carte or doing a multi course tasting where the server picks for you after you discuss with him allergies or dislikes. Most of the dishes that were served to us neither of us would have forking picked but I still had an amazing dinner.
The meal started with an amuse bouche. This was sweet breads with apple. Honestly I didn’t eat this so my husband ate two of them. I know it’s phycological and not logical since I do eat meat but I can’t stomach the thought of eating brains. SORRY!
Then the vichyssoise (cold potato leek) soup came.
Bistro Laurent’s version of this soup stared the leek more than the potato.
My next plate I wouldn’t have pick but was amazing.
It was this Tart with Tomato Basil and Cheese. It was divine! So light and tender just bursting with delicious flavors. I could happily eat one of these every day.
Next course were these tiny raviolis. They were prepared perfect and were very good but I needed my stomach room for the next three courses so my husband happily ate most of these along with his own plate of raviolis.
My main course was this well prepared filet.
The steak was tender with a nice flavorful crust and was prepared to a perfect medium rare. The potatoes were smooth and buttery topped with just the right amount of crisp onions for the just right accent.
Then came the cheese plate that was to die for….
It was simply the best selection of cheeses I ever tasted. I had to ask for a list of the cheeses we received. I never tasted cheeses that were that delicious before.
Tete De Moine
Then came a dessert that really surprised me.
We received something called a Floating Island. It was meringue that sat in a thin but rich custard sauce with fruit and the meringue had a super crispy thin sugar crust. Never had anything like that it was forking interesting.
Much of what I received I wouldn’t have ordered but I enjoyed my meal very much and this dinner from Bistro Laurent was certainly Worth a Fork!