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Loulou Bistro is Launching a Banging Bistro Menu for Bastille Day

Sometimes all we need is a little excuse to get out on the town and explore a new restaurant. With French cuisine having its moment in Sydney, we had the chance to preview the full Bastille Day menu at Loulou Bistro in Milsons Point before it lands on tables for the national day of France on the 14th of July. Expect an evening filled with the exquisite flavours of southern Provencal under the watchful eye of head chef Ned Parker. This is the excuse you need to eat out! Let’s check out what the Man of Many team ate.

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Rainbow trout a la Provençale | Steven Woodburn

When: Friday 14 July
What: Bastille Day at Loulou Bistro, lunch a la carte, dinner 3-course sharing menu
Hours: A la carte lunch from 12 pm, Bastille Day set menu dinner from 5.30 pm
Bookings: Essential via or (02) 8000 7800
Address: 61 Lavender Street, Milsons Point

As we moved from the Boulangerie into the dining room – a great spot for coffee, pastries, cakes, and France’s answer to pizza, Pissaladière – we couldn’t help but appreciate the layout of the restaurant itself. True bistro-style, there are plenty of booths to cosy up in, natural light seeping in through the ceiling and mood lighting through the open kitchen. It’s a perfect fit-out.

Food starts with house-made foie gras torchon, served with warm brioche and a selection of condiments before Loulou’s take on the classic and timeless steak tartare and a flavourful scallop mousseline with school prawns and sauce aux crevettes. As a lover of all things red meat, we couldn’t resist the steak tartare, and we’re glad to see it avoid an excessive amount of capers that seem to always detract from the fresh-meets-rich nature of the dish.

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Slow-cooked boeuf en daube | Image: Steven Woodburn

Mains begin with a journey to Provence and the restaurant’s rainbow trout a la Provençale that’s infused with aromatic herbs and spices. However, you’ll want to save room for the slow-cooked boeuf en daube, complemented by petits vegetables. The Pommes Lyonnaise (sliced potatoes, onions and parsley) is absolutely next level and serves the tender beef proudly. A side of artichokes barigoule is simply a bonus.

Dessert is warm madeleines, baked to perfection in-house alongside a rich and textural mousse au Chocolat before crepes’ suzette, flambeed with a decadent orange sauce and served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Outstanding.

Bookings for Loulou’s Bastille Day menu can be made via the links below, with pricing starting from $130pp.

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