Bistro de Yountville
French dining restaurant perfect for anniversaries.
While thinking about where to go to celebrate my birthday, I went to <Bistro de Yountville> because I wanted to eat authentic French food. It is a famous French restaurant in Cheongdam-dong, consistently listed on Michelin since 2019. I visited there for a weekend lunch course.
It's not hard to find, but it's far from the valet parking lot.
It wasn't a difficult place to get to, but the distance between the valet parking area and the restaurant was quite far. We had to walk about 5 minutes from the valet place.
Cozy interior with a warm atmosphere. The distance between the tables is not wide.
It was a rather cozy restaurant than I expected. Although the distance between tables is a bit narrow, it is a decent size restaurant that can accommodate large groups, as well as guests. The red-toned interior made me more comfortable.
Lunch menu. The price has risen since October 2022.
<Bistro de Yountville> has little difference between lunch and dinner menus, so it is recommended to choose the lunch course with good value for money. If you choose the 3-course lunch menu, there are main menus that cannot be selected. In this case, you can use the classic course. We ordered one <Classic course> and one <Lunch 3-course> because the menus we wanted to eat were fixed.
A place where you can taste the best traditional French food in Korea. The exclusive dish is also beautiful and fun to look at.
Bread, tuna pesto, and truffle arancini
When you first sit down at <Bistro de Yountville>, a pretty plate is placed on the table. It's not a dish that puts food on it, it's a welcome dish that welcomes visitors. This dish is so pretty that I wish I had it at home. It felt good from the start. Around that time, truffle arancini and tuna pesto to spread on bread meals came out as appetizers. The seasoning is a bit strong, but I'm not a fan of mild seasoning, so it was just right for me.
- French Onion Soup
- Lyonnaise Salad
Appetizer : French Onion Soup, Escargot, Lyonnaise Salad
For appetizers, I ordered <French Onion Soup> and <Escargot>. Both menus are my favorite French dishes, so I chose them without hesitation. And it was a choice I never regretted. The onion soup was thickly stewed and soaked in a moist bread, while the escargot was simmered in basil butter with the skin peeled off and it tasted just right for dipping into the bread. Even now, my mouth waters when I think of the food I tasted at that time. The accompanying <Lyonnaise Salad> was a salad from the classic course, a plain salad topped with bacon and poached eggs.
Main 1: Beef Bourguignon
For the main dish, I ordered <Beef Bourguignon>, which I love, and <Tenderloin Steak>, a combination of three major delicacies. <Beef Bourguignon> comes with simple pilaf and <Tenderloin Steak> comes with truffle mashed potatoes. They said that <Beef Bourguignon> is not on the menu, but you can order it at no additional cost. When I read the previous reviews, <coq au vin> was able to choose that way. It seemed that there was a special dish made by the chef, such as "today's dish". Personally, after watching the movie <Julie and Julia>, my fantasies about <Beef Bourguignon> grew, so I order it at any French restaurant. And the Bistro de Yountville's Beef Bourguignon was the most delicious <Beef Bourguignon> I've ever eaten. The meat was soft and the soup was made with a melted meat broth without the acidity of wine, so it spread warmly throughout the body with every bite. It was the perfect meal for a cold day. If <Beef Bourguignon> is on the menu when you go, be sure to order it.
Main2: Tenderloin steak with truffle and foie gras
A steak with three major delicacies excluding caviar. I can't help but order it. The main reason I chose the classic course was to order this <Tenderloin Steak with Truffle and Foie Gras>. I couldn't choose this menu on a 3-course lunch. I was very satisfied with the result of my order. The foie gras on top of the tenderloin steak, paired with the truffle, was truly a work of art. In particular, the truffle smells even from the truffle served on top of the steak and had a stronger flavor from the mashed potato, which was served as a side dish. The foie gras and steak go well together. This combination seemed to be only found in <Bistro de Yountville>, so it was a more satisfying meal. In particular, I know that foie gras is difficult to obtain in Korea due to legal issues. If it gets really difficult and the foie gras disappears, you may not be able to taste this menu at all, so I recommend ordering it when you come.
Tea: Te du Louvre, Paris for Her
After you finish your meal, you can choose between coffee or tea. When choosing a tea, you can choose a tea bag from the tea box. As a tea lover, this tea box was a very coveted item. The teas I picked on this day were <Te du Louvre> and <Paris for Her>. <Te du Louvre> had a good combination of citrus flavor and black tea, <Paris for Her> was a tea with a rose scent in green tea and the floral scent blends seamlessly with green tea, so even those who struggle with flavored tea could drink it without any hesitation.
Dessert: Crumble, Vanilla Milfeuille (feat. Anniversary offer)
The desserts were < Crème Brûlée > and <Vanilla Mille-feuille >. Both desserts were not too sweet, so they were perfect for a smooth finish to the course. As always, < Crème Brûlée > is fun to eat with a spoon. Considering that <Vanilla Mille-feuille > is also difficult to eat, it was nice from the waiter to cut it in half with a knife after taking all the pictures. The anniversary offer was well prepared which was very impressive. It was nice to receive a lettering service and dessert (2 mini madeleines) as well as a Polaroid photo and a music box with music from Beauty and the Beast. As I experienced various anniversary events together in an atmosphere that I liked, it was a truly unforgettable and happy day.
A place where you can truly taste traditional French food. If you visit on anniversaries, you will have a happy day.
It was a really good decision to visit Bistro de Yountville for my birthday. In particular, it is recommended that you bring a bouquet before you visit, as this is a place where flowers harmonize well. Later, when you take a Polaroid photo, it will come out prettier if you take it with a bouquet. <Bistro de Yountville> is a restaurant where you can not only taste French traditional food but also create an anniversary atmosphere. If you are looking for a restaurant for a special day, we recommend you to visit.
Address : 13-7, Seolleung-ro 158-gil, Cheongdam-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul OPEN GOOGLE MAP
Phone : +82-02-541-1550
Operation Hours : Monday-Sunday : 11:30 - 22:00 (Break time 15:00 - 18:00)
Menu : Lunch 3 course 65,000 / Lunch 4 course 95,000 / Dinner 3 course 110,000
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Source : https://brunch.co.kr/@teabagbox/106
Writer : Park seyoung
Special thanks to Park seyoung
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