First of all, I need to preface this blog post by stating that all pictures were taken by Diane. I only had my iPhone and the pictures did not turn out in the dim-lit Frenchie. Plus, let’s face it– my photography skills can’t compare to her skills.
I’ve read a lot about Frenchie (5-6 Rue de Nil) and there’s been a lot of hype surrounding the restaurant. I’ve heard mixed things about the actual restaurant and better things about the casual wine bar across the street. When Diane suggested we dine at the wine bar, I jumped at the chance to judge the food for myself.
The dishes at Frenchie are small and meant to be shared. The wine bar doesn’t take reservations so I don’t recommend going with a large party (two people is actually the optimal number). We started the meal with the burrata cheese with wild mushrooms, endives au jambon and foie gras royale. The burrata wasn’t my favorite because I felt like it was lacking some flavor (burrata at Beretta in SF is better). The endives with ham and cheese and truffle oil was a really interesting combination. My favorite dish out of the three was the foie gras royale. It was topped with an apple/pear chutney and walnuts. The consistency was so incredibly smooth and almost like a whipped texture. I’ve never had foie gras like that before and I loved it.