French Food Mindset

Posted on May 30, 2013. Filed under: Food Made Simple, France, Health, Philosophy, Restaurants Worth the Visit |

Food - Lake Park Bistro 2We went to Lake Park Bistro in Milwaukee for lunch yesterday.  This is truly fine dining at its best.  Here is Bill’s:

Rillette de Saumon – Poached and smoked salmon salad with lemon-mayonaise, cucumber, bibb lettuce and preserved tomatoes.

Look at how that paper-thin slice of cucumber wraps the salmon stack.  It was beautiful and delicious.

Food - Lake Park Bistro 1Mine was the:

Thon a la Nicoise – Traditional salad from Southern France of tuna in olive oil with egg, peppers, olives and capers.

It was just gorgeous and also very luscious with just a little potato and green beans included.

Food - Lake Park Bistro 3Stephanie, Bill’s cousin had:

Steak Tartare – Chopped raw filet mignon with caper, Dijon mustard, egg yolk, red onion. Served with a petite salad and pomme frite.

She couldn’t stop saying, “Mmmmm.”

Nothing we had was a very large portion.  In fact, compared to American standards these were tiny.  The desserts were miniscule, but so rich only a few bites was really enough.  The French food mindset is so great because you are eating such enjoyable food.  Every morsel is exquisite and you are satisfied with much less.  They don’t avoid fat, in fact, they include only the fullest versions with all the delectable flavor intact, and therefore, when you eat this way you truly don’t need much.  We all left feeling well fed, but not even close to stuffed, just comfortable and satisfied.  The French have this perfectly right.

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