Oh Williamsburg. Will your cuteness ever cease?
Diana and I met up with a couple of her law school friends for brunch at Bistro Petit one Sunday afternoon. It's a tiny ol' thing with a handful of metal seats lined along the large, bright windows and another few facing the small bustling kitchen.
Everyone say hi to Mike and Julie ! While Diana and I were busily eating two breakfasts that fine morning, Mike and Julie were healthfully taking a spin class and had worked up a mighty appetite for our meal together.
Mike's plate of vanilla pancakes came out first, much to his stomach's delight, and the pretty plate came accompanied by a bruleed banana, which you all should very well know, is my most favorite thing of life (besides crispy duck skin, pork fat and potatoes of all shapes and forms).
He said the pancakes were just okay. (He managed to clean the plate though.)
But then everything came in charming red French oven pots, and it was too cute! I continued gushing about them in my head because I didn't want to test anyone's gush-tolerance.
Julie ordered the bacon, egg and cheese bread pudding, as she was too intrigued by the sound of a savory take on this traditionally sweet dish.
Diana and I shared the truffle mac and cheese which was light, creamy and perfumed with truffle oil. I wonder if I could wear truffle oil as a perfume. I wonder the kinds of boys I would get...probably the ones with great taste!
Our main dish was the kimchi bouillabaisse, a seafood stew served in an adorable black pot filled to the brim with shrimp, scallops, pollack fish and mussels.
Everyone's favorite part of the stew, however, was the rice gnocchi which we made sure we ate every last bit of. "Like soup tapioca!" Diana proclaimed. Chewy and delightful to eat.
Oh - and the seaweed was nice too!
And of course, it is only fitting to cap off such a lovely, charming meal with French doughnuts, freshly made to order. The doughnuts come with choice of flavor (cinnamon, mint or citrus), and seeing as Diana and I had previously eaten a cinnamony breakfast treat, we opted for citrus.
They arrived piping hot in a cute little fry pan which kept these five beautiful, powder-sugar-dusted gems nice and warm until we were ready to eat them. (Which was seriously immediately.)
And oh! Such bright, sparkly joy! These airy, eggy doughnuts were so soft, tender and light - absolute heaven.
I am a new fan of Bistro Petit, and I can't wait to try more menu items soon (though the bouillabaisse and doughnuts are must-orders for anyone!). A couple of things to note though:
1. Cash only.
2. No reservations.
3. Gets pretty sweaty in warmer weather.
4. Bring your own water (they do not serve tap water), but they do sell bottled water and other drinks.
5. The place is self-serve (place orders at the register).
Now I just have to think what flavor doughnuts I want to try next. Can you tell I have a one track mind? And that track is doughnuts.
170 South 3rd St
Brooklyn, NY 11211