Restaurant: Mon Ami Gabi
Location: 7239 Woodmont Ave. Bethesda, MD 20814. 301.654.1234
Date: Nov 29, 2010
Cuisine: French Bistro
Out with friends in Bethesda we checked out this small chain French Bistro. After 10-20 years out of favor the bistro seems to have returned in spades.
An “Amuse” of marinated carrots, quite nice.
Parker gives this a 92, “Potentially the finest Gigondas made here since their sublime 1978 (still going strong, by the way), the 2007 exhibits gorgeously sweet black currant, kirsch, and mineral notes intermixed with hints of cigar box and forest floor. Full-bodied with elegance married to considerable substance and power, a beautifully textured mouthfeel, and a long, heady finish, this will be a long-lived Gigondas. Give it 2-3 years of cellaring and enjoy it over the following 15 years.”
The classic goat cheese salad.
Steak frites. Lots of frites.
Bacon wrapped pork, with dijon mustard coated potatoes.
This was a solid place. Not blow-you-away, but good.