If you are looking for best bang for your buck restaurants, Bon Rouge is a gem in each and every way. Located on the corner of Courtney street, the bistro outside decor is warm and inviting. The parisian style decor, the comfort food, and jazz music softly played have made Bon Rouge my all time favourite place to go for brunch.
|Summer features menu|
Two menus are offered, the summer features and the brunch menu.
|Champaign cocktails - $5|
|Freshly baked french loaf, complimentary|
|Prawn crepe $12 - Pan seared with fennel shallot and garlic cream sauce|
|6 giant succulent prawns nestled inside!|
|Croque Monsieur $12 - Baked ham and gruyere cheese on house made brioche loaf and mornay sauce, with a side of fennel soup|
I've always been more accustomed to traditional Croque Monsieur with baked cheddar or swiss cheese on top. Instead, the mornay sauce, which is made up of half parmesan and half gruyere, offered a subtle texture that complemented the brioche loaf. It was light, creamy and not overwhelming. The fennel soup was aromatic but was a bit too salty. However, the intensity was brought down a couple notches when alternating between the Croque Monsieur or the french loaf.
|French Onion Soup $8 - Gruyere on crostini|
We were debating on what to order for the dessert but we kept thinking about the French Onion soup. Since I'm a fan, I knew I would have to try. So we ended up getting it as a dessert instead (lol). The broth was rich and, again, still a tad too salty for me. But if you are a cheese lover like me, you would really enjoy the thick layer of melted gruyere and added bread made up for it.
As we stumbled out of the restaurant an hour and a half later, though I may have easily gained 5 lbs, I was ecstatic and could not wait to come back again.
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