Welcome to Bistrot La Minette
|An authentic French Bistrot in Philadelphia|
Bistrot La Minette is the realization of Chef Peter Woolsey's dream that began a decade ago during his culinary studies in France: to create a restaurant that would share his love of the authentic bistrot experience with his fellow Philadelphians.
"Chef Woolsey possesses a to-the-millisecond intuition for exactly when to pull cuts from the stove and the stock pot."
- Philadelphia Weekly
May 2013 at Bistrot La Minette
Here’s what's happening at the Bistrot in May:
MOVIES UNDER THE STARS RESUMES!!!
We are starting up our summer program of French films in our garden courtyard. Movies are Monday, Thursday and Friday, with 8:30 show times on Monday and Thursday and 9:30 on Friday. If you want to do alfresco dinner and a movie, we suggest a dinner reservation at least a half hour before show time. Or perhaps you would like dessert, drinks and coffee wiith the film. The whole idea is to relax and enjoy some great French films.
Here are the films for May. I'll be getting the whole summer program together soon. We hope to show films through September, but, as you may know, the building next door (the former synagogue), from which we lease the courtyard, has been sold and the developer may start work at any time. We're hoping that the usual construction delays will allow us to do the whole season. I'll keep you posted.
DINNER IN LES PAYS BASQUE, MAY 29 & 30
The Basques are an ethnic group that inhabits an area traditionally known as the Basque Country (Pays Basque), a region that is located around the western end of the Pyrenees on the Atlantic coast and straddles parts of north-central Spain and south-western France. The language is unique and has no relationship to other Indo-European languages.
The robust Basque cuisine is influenced by the abundance of ingredients from the sea on one side and the fertile Ebro valley on the other. The mountainous nature of the Basque Country has led to a difference between coastal cuisine dominated by fish and seafood, and inland cuisine with fresh and cured meats, many vegetables and legumes, and freshwater fish and salt cod. The French and Spanish influence is strong also.
After the discovery of the New World, Basques embraced chilis, used in hams, sausages and many other recipes and celebrate them with pepper festivals. Pays Basque has its own unique wines, and cider is popular as well.
As usual, 4 courses, $35; With wine pairings, $50. See the menu here…
THANKS FOR MAKING DINING OUT FOR LIFE A SUCCESS!
If you joined us on Thursday, April 25, 30% of your check was donated to Action Aids as part of their annual Dining Out For Life event, and we thank you for joining us that night. We were able to raise $926 for this great cause. Bistrot La Minette likes to give back to the community that supports us so enthusiastically. Since January 1 of this year, we have donated, either as cash, or in-kind, nearly $7000 to charities, mostly local.
—Chef Peter WOOLSEY