Picking up where Lotus 2.0 left off at Challis Avenue, Bistrot 916 is a neo-bistro and the newest Daniel Pepperell venue.
Pepperell's legacy includes 10 William St, Restaurant Hubert, and Alberto’s Lounge—so yeah, this is going to be good. He's joined by Michael Clift, whose CV includes the Fat Duck and an eight-year tenure at Rockpool Dining Group, and former Swillhouse group sommelier, Andy Tyson.
As for what all this talent will be cooking up at Bistrot 916, expect to see simple, seafood-centric, French bistro icons with the smack of creative flair this trio has become known for. “There’ll be shucked chilled oysters, raw shellfish served on ice, steak au poivre, and duck frites,” says Pepperell. “As well as some less familiar dishes, like boudin noir spring rolls, or handmade pasta dressed in garlic and snails.”
If you've been pining for a trip to France, you'll be pleased to know Tyson's wine list will feature next-generation French producers, as well as a big selection of grower Champagnes, White Burgundy, and Châteauneuf-du-Pape regions. We're also especially fond of the candy pink table cloths.
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