I love food-blogging! It exposes me to all things classic, modern and exciting in the culinary world. It compels me to get out of my comfort zone, to travel and to explore food and food-cultures- both local as well as around the world. It allows me to meet like-minded food-lovers. And, last but not the least, it allows me to get to know the genuinely talented, unmistakably passionate, hard-working people behind the food I eat…. the restauranteurs, the chefs, the servers, the creative mixologists, the food purveyors. How glorious!
The Muñoz family is one example of folks who truly make my food-blogging experience, glorious!
I AM THRILLED that the very lovely Muñoz del Castillo family…. whom we know very well from Bistro Du Soleil in Norwalk (sadly closed a few years back), their prior catering business, their prior presence at area’s farmers’ markets and their lovely little gem named Rincon in Norwalk (serving delicious homestyle Mexican food) …. yes, the same family, now brings to Westport (Saugatuck train station area) their amazing talent of understanding the balance between warmest hospitality and irresistibly delicious food.
With hints of mysterious spices, flawless textures, perfect balance of flavors and exciting ingredients (think frog legs) the Mediterranean style menu at new Bistro Du Soleil in Westport is a sure hit! This cozy little restaurant is the perfect spot to meet your family for dinner when you hop off the train after a long day at work… a sweet little date-night spot… the perfect place for a girls night out… you name it! It is perfect because, here you can count on warm welcome and unpretentious yet uncompromisingly delicious food!
Maria is the owner of this newest gem of Westport. For years, she has been working side-by-side with her parents Soledad and Bernardo at Rincon and their other culinary ventures. Chef Soledad is the force in the kitchen and her high standards reflect in each dish that arrives at the guest’s tables. I LOVED the Gambas al Ajillo and the Marinated Grilled Skirt Steak! The Frog Legs in Wine was my BFF and dining companion’s favorite! Oh! That Grilled Rack of Lamb screaming delightful middle-eastern flavors. It was this dish that keeps us guessing the mysterious spices in the haricot vert. Hmm…. hint of ground cumin, perhaps?
Now! Get this…. the very talented Bernardo Muñoz de Castillo has handcrafted some of the furniture for Bistro Du Soleil! Isn’t that cool?! Be sure to check out the wooden bar as well as the family style bench seating…. its all Bernardo’s beautiful handiwork!
Please note that Bistro Du Soleil is BYOB and reservations are recommended.
Hope you check it out very soon and tell all your friends about it!
Bistro Du Soleil, Westport CT | https://www.dusoleilwestport.com/