Authentic Classic French Cuisine
Carol & Joe Davis
love French Cuisine and were thrilled to hear about Chevalier
which is in Lafayette and has been open for almost two years.
As we entered, we were greeted by Executive Chef-Owner
Philippe Chevalier who was born in Vendee, France. He
has been a chef in Europe and around the globe and accumulated
many awards for his cuisine which uses ingredients that are predominately
locally sourced, organic and sustainable. We felt very comfortable
as the décor is stylish and every table overlooks their
lovely outdoor dining patio which has beautiful roses.
ordered Perrier Sparkling Water, enjoyed the live French music
and perused the menu. Our first course was the most outstanding
Soup a L'Oignon Gratinee Onion Soup with gruyere cheese and baguette
croutons that we had ever tasted! The appetizers were both delicious.
The Escargots de Bourgogne were Burgundy Snails in shell with
butter, parsley and garlic that were excellent and the Duo de
Foie Gras Chaud et Froid which was Rougie pan seared Foie Gras
served with brioche croutons, spinach and brandied wine sauce
and foie gras tourchon served with brioche toast and caramelized
pears was spectacular. We enjoyed the 2007 Raymond Napa Valley
Sauvignon Blanc which paired perfectly
loved our Entrees! The Rack of Lamb and the Beef Rossini Filet
topped with foie gras both came with bacon wrapped green beans
and fabulous Pommes Dauphines which are light puff potato beignets.
A French Burgundy wine paired perfectly.
desserts were delicious. We enjoyed the Grand Marnier Soufflé
served with Napoleon Sauce. Remember to order it when your Entrée
arrives as it takes 25 minutes to prepare. The French classic
Il Flotante Floating Island with crème anglaise topped
with roasted almonds was also a treat. Port and an espresso was
the perfect finish to this excellent dinner.
secret is out for those who don't already know, Chevalier serves
fantastic authentic French Cuisine! This is a fun dining experience
as it becomes very lively in the evening. We chatted with people
sitting across from us and the energy in the restaurant was very
festive. On our next visit, we will try their three course Prix
Fixe Menu, which is an excellent value for only $39.00.
960 Moraga Road
Lafayette, CA 94549