Our waitress Sanaa was very charismatic and friendly (she is also French-Moroccan) with a really great French accent. I noticed that all the staff seemed to speak French, which was really wonderful. The decor was also really lovely, with chandeliers, tasteful designs and a setup which was spacious and gave you room to enjoy your meal without your personal space being invaded.
We started off with some bread, butter and a wine recommended to me by the lovely Sanaa. It was a wonderful 2008 Maverick Shiraz from South Australia. It was honestly one of the best Reds I have tried, and was so pleased we ordered a bottle to go with our meal!
Sanaa brought us a entree of a seafood bisque while we waited for our ordered entrees of Tripes À La Provençale (Tripes in a tomato, garlic, onion & basil sauce) and Ravioli À La Langouste Et Aux Crevettes (Lobster prawn ravioli with crayfish sauce). Both were wonderful. I have never had tripe before, but it was really yummy and tender (not what I was expecting at all!).
|Tripe in tomato, garlic and onion sauce.|
|Lobster Prawn Ravioli with Crayfish Sauce.|
an orange, sour cherries Cointreau sauce) and my bf ordered the meat special of the day which was an eye fillet, wrapped in prosciutto and some other wonderful things which I now forget. Either way both were incredible.
I highly recommend this restaurant if you are looking to enjoy some French Fine dining! Seriously probably the best in Melbourne!
Check out their full menu on their website: http://www.alabouffe.com.au/