The Muñoz del Castillo family has done it again and opened a winner in Westport, Bistro Du Soleil. You may recognize the name from their Norwalk location (which sadly closed), their prior catering business, as well as one of our favorite Mexican spots, Rincon in Norwalk. This same family has opened a tiny gem by the Saugatuck train station, serving Mediterranean cuisine with strong classic French undertones. From the escargot and Gambas Al Ajlllo to the Magret Duck Breast and gorgeous Beef Bourgignon, this BYOB venue is not to be missed. Bistro Du Soleil and the Muñoz family truly understand the art of both hospitality and simply delicious food.
At any great restaurant, it’s all about the attention to detail. A recent dinner began with olive bread served along with fragrant olive oil and balsamic vinegar. The bread was light and airy with a nice crisp exterior from a light toasting it received before arriving at our table! The big chunks of olives hidden in the nooks and crannies of the bread added a bold, fresh flavor. Yep! It is good enough to make an entire meal out of! The bread was sourced from Beldotti Bakery in White Plains.
For appetizers, a sure hit at every diner’s table is Gambas al Ajillo. This well-balanced, garlicky dish, with expertly cooked shrimp, will force you to soak your bread in every last drop of the sauce on the plate. The pan-seared Frog Legs in Wine is a must for those who crave this delicacy. The juicy and tender frog legs were slathered in a delightfully tart sauce made with white wine, lemon juice and caper butter.
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