Location-12409 Biscayne Blvd, North Miami, Fl.
Gagit and Foodiechic visits this local French Bistro to compare it to the renowned French Bistro Au Pied de Cochon.Gagit had not bothered to rate this overhyped, overpriced, Bistro in South Beach for he will not being going back some time soon. The food was below any standard Gagit could rate especially the Duck Confit buried in Mashed Potatoes. The service was more suitable for La McDonalds and the crowd was from the French Revolution. We visit Petit Rouge with our French friend Marie Antoinette who flew in for this meal in anticipation of France In Miami.
We enter the small but cheerful well decorated petit restaurant and are greeted by Monsieur Neal, shown above,who is the chef /owner of Petit Rouge .We are seated and enjoy the Dom Perignon that Neal sent over to welcome Marie and us to his restaurant. We are then handed the menu by Henri whose French enhances the desire to enjoy the food.
We order our starters, Pork Rillet for Marie of course, and the dish shown above is almost perfect , a little more fat content Neal and Marie would have given it a 10.Foodie has the Salade de Crisson et D’ endives ,also shown with the walnuts and blue cheese . The salad is fresh and the ingredients make for a tasty starter.
We now are served our mains ,Marie ordered the Saumon A La Provencal, pan seared Scottish Salmon with garlic, tomatoes , and asperagus , shown also, and cooked to the pointe. Foodie and I both order the Bavette a La Bourdelaise , shown in its generous portion of skirt steak with carmalized shallots and au jus with fries, french, of course, lol.
We now are ready for dessert and this is the course that both Foodie and Marie were looking foward to the most. Foodie the Profiteroles addict , gets her favorite,as shown, and even convinces the surrounding tables to order this Hall of Fame dessert.Marie, thinking of her childhood in France, orders the baked in house Tarte Tatin, also shown.
Let the Truth be Told, this Throwdown between Au Pied de Cochon was a no Throwdown. There is no need to drive to South Beach to enjoy the food of France , it is right here in North Miami at Petit Rouge.