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!