Monday, May 23, 2011

Bistro Petite Provence, Bratislava by Bureaucrat

Whilst travelling in Vienna, we took a side trip into Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia.

I didn't know what to expect (except for some ex-Soviet style architecture and farmers), but what transpired was the Lawyer and I falling in love with the friendly, beautiful and idyllic.

Our hearts fell in love with the people and city, while our tummies fell in love with the food.

BPP is decorated in a comfortable, French way. Delightful touches - blankets for your laps if the weather is cold, cutlery that's tied together with a simply bow, and a perfect place to have a delicious meal while watching the world pass by.

For drinks, I ordered a pitcher of homemade lemonade, while the Lawyer ordered a rather girly cocktail.

We both ordered off the specials menu. The Lawyer got the pork medallions w new potatoes and mushroom sauce. Tender chunks of pork that's be perfectly pan fried. Golden roasted new potatoes w rosemary. While the mushroom sauce would equal that of any posh French restaurant - rich, earthy flavour, made from a medley of mushrooms, finished with just a hint of cream...very morish!

I got the chicken fillet with spinach mash and ginger sauce. The juicy pieces of chicken worked well with creamy ginger sauce. Despite the butter/cream from the sauce and the mash, the dish wasn't overly rich. Yum!

We were very full but just couldn't pass up the opportunity of trying the dessert menu. So, to share, we ordered the creme brulee. Light, crispy topping and a fairly decent serving size. If there was a comment, was that the custard was just a teeny bit curdled. The minor flaw didn't mar the dish.

Love, love, love BPP! No faults, just perfection - the food, the service, the ambiance. My regret is that I couldn't stay there longer in order to try everything on the menu. Incredible value for the excellent food and service. Easily one of my favourite restaurants.

Bistro Petit Provence
Hviezdoslavovo nám. 25
811 02 Bratislava
Telephone: 02 5441 0340


Simon Leong said...

glad the food was good although the plating and presentation of the dishes looks very plain :-)

Anonymous said...

chanced upon ur blog while goggling bpp. i was there 2 weeks ago and had the most divine pork chop with oven baked potatos. couldn't get enough of the lemonade as well. like u, i wish i could try everything on their menu. what a gem this place is!

Bureaucrat said...

Hey Anon,
Glad you also liked BPP! It's the most memorable meal that the Lawyer and I have had in Europe. I so wish I could eat there all the time =)

Isabel Carr Smart said...

Have just eaten there on our one night in Bratislava while on railtour of Europe. Agree with all posotive comments. I had a chanterelle and dried tomato risotto (after a frozen strawberry daiquiri) and himself had the most tender and tasty pork tenderloin with red gooseberries and wine sauce.

Bureaucrat said...

I'm so glad you liked it Isabel. It's such a great place - I wish there was a BPP fan club =)

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