Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Chez Fon Fon est Fun Fun

Last night, David and I dined at the delicious Chez Fon Fon in downtown Birmingham. My Aunt Judy and Uncle Mack treated us along with some family members to a fabulous dinner. The atmosphere is so authentically French. I was quite taken by surprise that such a place could exist in Alabama. Pleasantly surprised however. They have even set up a boule courtyard where men come and smoke cigars and tell tall-tales in the evening. How much more French can you get?

I began the evening with one of my favorite drinks- Kir Royale. Yum Yum. We nibbled on crostini topped with olive tapenade and goat cheese. I ordered the mussels which are drenched in a lemon, garlicy wine sauce that I soaked up completely with French bread. My host parents taught me that this is okay and actually encouraged to do. When in France....or in a French restaurant, do as the French do, right?

To completely top the night off, we got to meet owner and Chef Frank Stitt. Quel surprise!

2 comments:

Belle of the Ball said...

Kir Royale! Oh, that takes me back to my summer time spent on the French Riviera! Thanks for sharing such a neat dining experience!

MMM said...

I LOVE Chez Fon Fon! One of my favorites in Bham. Make sure you try Highlands next door!