We attended a "French Evening" at this fine Bistro in Castle Donington. The Bar area is quite small and was well packed when we arrived for the said event, No sooner had we ordered drinks then we were advised that our table was ready. The entertainment was a French Accordianist/singer, complete with black beret and obligatory blue & white stripped T-shirt, which set quite an authentic feel of how we imagine French Cafe culture to be in our minds, so much so I half expected Officer Crabtree to wonder in to say "Good Moaning"
First thing I noticed that dissapointed me was that the bread was not French Baguette but just normal bread rolls, To start my girlfriend chose mushrooms in a citron cream sauce, which she assured me was very nice whilst I chose the "Plateau de fruits de mer" - plate of mixed seafood, which if I am being honest I was a little dissapointed with in that it obviously had been prepared some time in anvance and the cucumber slices were wilted and the prawns with Marie Rose Sauce, were the cheap warm water translucent prawns apart from that it was ok.
Main course for myself was a large Fillet Steak with peppercorn sauce cooked rare with a side selection of vegetables, my other half choosing the Seabass both of which were excellant.
As for desert although there was nothing French about any of the deserts on offer we did have an excellant home made Treacle Sponge and custard and Apple Pie and Ice Cream.
After Dinner the fun continued with a little sing along to all the Classic french songs you were taught at school, like Frère Jacques, Sur le Pont d'Avignon and Alouette.
at £25 per head it was good value ~(you could pay that for the fillet steak alone), would we eat here again? definitely they justy need to pay a little more attention to detail
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