I’ve long heard of Porto Bistreau’s name as an affordable casual gourmet dining restaurant located in Gading Serpong, tangerang. Since it was my Mom’s birthday recently, I wanted to find a really nice, classy, and romantic place for lunch with her. Thus my choice falls on Porto Bistreau.
It was a very nicely decorated place – Vintage, olden voyage style decoration. I love the touch of classic vintage ornaments depicting the times of voyage around the world in olden days. There was a small lounge table with sofa in the center that is really cute and cozy, perfect for taking pictures too!
Porto Bistreau serves a wide array of menu choices. All were priced fairly in my opinion, especially after you see their relatively huge portion sizes!
Brocolli Dublin – IDR35,000++
Ahh, this is quite possibly one of my favorite appetizer of all time! You can share it with up to 3 people, and it was healthy with a touch of ‘guity-pleasure’ into it!
This was baked fresh brocolli with baby potatoes and creamy cheese & melted cheddar. The brocolli was slightly overcooked but it wasn’t too mushy so it was fine either way. The cheese complement the flavor and it wasn’t too salty nor too creamy. Kids who dislike brocolli should definitely try this and change their mind!
Hell’s Chicken – IDR39,000++
This is the perfect appetizer to share while waiting for your entree to come! It’s a simple plate of chicken strips, but it was cooked beautifully! Crispy yet tender and moist on the inside. It was well seasoned and well-cooked. I can tell that this was made with much consideration and hard work!
Herb Butter Chicken Steak – IDR69,000++
I didn’t thought that this would be quite as huge as it was. I though the mashed potatoes would merely be a small lump of mash potatoes on the side, but it was such a generous scoop!
I was hoping to get a milkier and creamier mashed potatoes, but I guess this too suffice to cater the common tastes. The chicken was thick yet soft till the inside. My only suggestion was to add more sauce so that it doesn’t get too dry towards the end.
Roasted Rosemary Chicken – IDR59,000++
A simple roasted chicken breast that is so well-marinated and soft & moist. It was quite a big chicken breast but cooked very nicely and thoroughly to its insides. The french fries was not too oily either!
Fettuccine Al Tartufo – IDR79,000++
In short, it’s fettuccine in creamy truffle carbonara sauce. It came with quite a large portion and such an appetizing fragrant. Yes, it tastes as good as it smells! Everybody was so keen and eager to taste this deliciously plated pasta dish!
Lindt Swiss Lava Cake – IDR69,000++
It was my mom’s birthday and I made a special request to give a small birthday note in the dessert. I was quite satisfied with the results! It came with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, but they put it on the side so that it doesn’t ruin the note.
This was quite a big portion of lava cake, and it melted just as nice! The outside was a bit overcooked but the runny lava was thick and runny enough to satisfy my palate. I love the fact that it wasn’t too sweet and dominated with dark chocolate instead of milk chocolate.
Overall I was more than satisfied with all that Porto Bistreau offers – the food, taste, ambiance, service, price, and portion! It was worth every penny! Perfect for any occassion – small gathering with your friends, or any special occasion with your loved ones!