We began the meal with an order of olives and a bottle of Catherine le Goeuil, Côtes du Rhône, 2014. A fine start to meal, the wine was smooth and paired well with our food. My husband ordered the Salade Lyonnaise with crouton, lardon, poached egg, and mustard vinaigrette. He was very please with this hearty salad, especially the perfectly cooked egg with a nice runny center yolk. I ordered the Beets with citrus, crème fraiche, and flowers, but my waitperson forgot to bring it, which made me a bit sad since I love beets. All was forgiven though when my entrée arrived--Bavette Steak Frites with aioli and sauce bernaise served on the side. The steak was tender and perfectly cooked, the bernaise was a wonderful condiment to be added a will, and the crispy fries dunked in the smooth aoili were addictive. My husband had the Wood Grilled Texas Quail with romesco, kale, garlic and wild onion. I had one bite and was impressed with the tenderness of the bird and the depth of flavor of the dish as a whole. My husband thoroughly enjoyed it.
The desserts at Texas French Bread are a real treat. We split an order of Butterscotch Budino with caramel and whipped cream; a nice contrast of richness from the butterscotch and lightness from the cream. We loved the caramel aspect and the butterscotch flavor was nicely subdued. Texas French Bread has happy hour Monday-Saturday 3:00-5:30 p.m. with half off wine, beer and cider. Their lovely outdoor patio is open and should be taken advantage of with this lovely springtime weather. Keep up with all of the happenings at Texas French Bread by subscribing to their often humorous newsletter. We are so lucky to have this reliable neighborhood spot so close by. I will be returning again soon.