Summer 2021 is the year of the staycation, holidays in the UK and treats at home. Travel has become a real challenge and this has put greater focus on getting that luxury, high-end feel without leaving these shores. With that in mind, you may be trying to work your way through a range of restaurant inspired meal kits and thinking “there are just so many choices, which is the best one?” Well, Bistrot at Home, is right up there for us!
Bistrot at Home aims to bring beautiful French cuisine straight to your doorstep. Each Bistrot at Home box has been carefully crafted by Bistrot Pierre’s Executive Chef, Adam Townsley, and is freshly prepared by their talented team of chefs each week, so you can enjoy a true taste of Bistrot delivered straight to your door. Complete with a range of instructions, garnishes and tips, the kit of 3 courses arrives ready to assemble with just a little cooking required. Plus, you can also upgrade to match your meal with a paired wine – what more could you want!
The Summer Bistrot Box (£50) road test
Inspired by the season and great flavours, this menu was a real hit in our kitchen. The starter of orange and fennel pollen cured salmon was sublime. Fresh, vibrant and light, it really was superb. Alongside the cured salmon, soused beetroot purée, compressed cucumber and baby sorrel were also a part of the ensemble. Each element elevating the dish and giving it a really “restaurant” feel. The combination of compressed cucumber, sweetness from the beetroot and salmon working to achieve a balanced but exciting treat for the tongue. Plus, you also get a French Baguette to enjoy alongside.
The main saw us sear and prepare two delicious marinated lamb rumps. After a very short time in the oven, it was pink and succulent. It was then partnered with boulangere potatoes and minted greens for that French feel. All of this was wonderfully bound together by a deep, red wine jus. Another dish and another big tick from us.
Finishing off, was a surprisingly light dessert of white chocolate and mango mousse, with Amoretti and almond granola. Once again, summery, vibrant and bursting with flavour.
A restaurant box with finesse, generious portions and just enough work in the kitchen to make it fun, without being a chore. We highly recommend Bistrot at Home.
Other boxes available include:
The Date Night Box with a bottle of Moët & Chandon Champagne
- French Baguette and Unsalted Butter
- Camembert for two
- 2 x French Onion Soup with;
- 2 x Boeuf Bourguignon with;
- 2 x Sticky Toffee Pudding with;
Bistrot Weekend Breakfast Box
A perfect treat at home or away (imagine cooking this up in your staycation abode, superb!).
- 6 Award winning Ramsey’s sausages
- 6 Rashers of Ramsey’s award winning smoked Ayrshire back bacon
- 4 Slices of Ramsey’s award winning black pudding
- 6 Free range eggs
- A sourdough pavé loaf
- Artisan French jam and butter
- 2 Croissants
- Frobishers orange juice
- Bistrots own blended ground coffee
To find out more, visit their website.
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