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Bistro du Midi

272 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
617-426-7878

Bistro du Midi restaurant information
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Boasting the city's prettiest views of the picturesque Public Garden, Bistro du Midi brings the simple, clean and bold flavors of Provence to Boston. Inspired by the ingredients (only the freshest seafood, meats and produce) and culinary techniques of the Midi region in France, Executive Chef Robert Sisca presents modern ingredient-driven creations that are at once refined and approachable - from carefully conceived charcuterie selections to meticulously crafted desserts. The menu is complemented by an extensive, French-leaning wine list

Inside, guests can choose between the convivial atmosphere of the street-level bar, which serves its own casual, all-day menu and offers patio dining spring through fall, and the upstairs dining room, which features an intimate bar of its own as well as a private dining room. Diners can peek into the open kitchen or linger in front of the sandstone and terra cotta fireplace on the way back to their beautifully appointed tables.

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Dictionary
 
Bouillabaisse
1. noun A Provençal stew of fish, shellfish, onions, tomatoes, white wine, olive oil, garlic, saffron and herbs.
Cavatelli
1. noun Small pasta shells with wavy edges.
Champ
1. noun An Irish favorite of mashed potatoes, green onions and butter.
Chantilly
1. noun Prepared or served with whipped cream.
Charcuterie
1. noun The French term for delicatessen-style items.
Confit
1. noun Meat (usually goose, duck or pork) that is slowly cooked in its own fat and preserved with the fat packed around it as a seal.
Coulis
1. noun A thick puree or sauce.
Crostini
1. noun The Italian word for "little toasts" (referring to bread, not grappa).
Emulsion
1. noun The mixture of two liquids that cannot normally combine smoothly (e.g., oil and water). Mayonnaise and hollandaise are two familiar emulsions.
Foie gras
1. noun Expensive, silk-textured goose or duck liver that has been enlarged by a process you don't want to read about if you're going to eat this dish.
Gratin
1. noun Any dish covered with cheese or buttered breadcrumbs and baked or broiled.
Hollandaise
1. noun An emulsion of egg yolks, lemon juice and hot melted butter, the smooth, rich sauce is often an accompaniment to vegetable, fish and egg dishes.
Jus
1. noun French for juice, jus also refers to the unthickened juices from a piece of roasted meat.
Kaffir lime
1. noun A type of tree bearing dark green leaves used in cooking, and small, bright green, wrinkled-looking citrus fruit.
Mousseline
1. noun A sauce made airy with the addition of whipped cream or beaten egg whites.
Nori
1. noun An edible, dark green seaweed frequently used in Japanese cooking for wrapping sushi.
Oxtail
1. noun A very flavorful cut of meat usually from beef or veal tail. Can be very tough so, often requires long, slow braising.
Paillard
1. noun A thin slice of meat, grilled or sautéed.
Pâté
1. noun Ground meat, fish or vegetables blended with fat and seasonings; can be smooth or chunky, served cold or hot.
Pâte
1. noun French for dough, paste or batter.
Persillade
1. noun French for parsley, also refers to a mixture of parsley and garlic that is often sprinkled on a dish as flavoring or garnish towards the end of its preparation.
Pistou
1. noun The French version of pesto, a mixture of basil, garlic and olive oil.
Poivre
1. noun French for "pepper."
Polenta
1. noun A slow-cooked cornmeal porridge popular in northern Italy; can be served soupy or firm, sometimes fried.
Praline
1. noun A sweet made of almonds and sugar invented for the French Comte du Plessis-Praslin by his cook in the 1600s.
Ramp
1. noun A wild onion.
Rouille
1. noun The French word for "rust" describes the color of this spicy sauce made of hot chiles, garlic, breadcrumbs and olive oil and generally diluted with fish stock.
Semolina
1. noun Very coarse flour used to make pizza and bread. Also refers to rounded parts of wheat used to make a pudding of the same name.
Tagliatelle
1. noun What they call fettuccine born in northern Italy.
Tapenade
1. noun Thick paste - made from olives, anchovies, capers, lemon juice, olive oil and seasonings - that can be a condiment or a spread.
Tartare
1. noun Ground or finely chopped, seasoned raw meat (traditionally beef). May or may not come mounded, and with a raw egg.
Torchon
1. noun Method of cooking foie gras by which it is placed in a towel (torchon in French) and poached.

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