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Chez Billy Sud

Chez Billy Sud

I love France, French food, and any opportunity that allows me to pretend like I'm in Europe. When my office holiday party was planned for the original Chez Billy in Petworth, I was excited to dine like a Parisian, and I have fond memories of the duck confit I enjoyed that evening. When I heard the Hilton brothers newest outpost Chez Billy Sud was opening in the old Cafe La Ruche space in Georgetown, I knew this was a place I was going to enjoy frequenting.

The entrance to this charming neighborhood bistro makes you feel as though you're stepping into someone's home to enjoy a freshly cooked meal. The narrow row house is charming, and filled with French décor including antique mirrors and intricate wall mouldings. The menu is small and focused-- ensuring that each dish is well executed and carefully cooked. I started the evening with a beautiful glass of Provence rosé which paired nicely with the Plat de Fromage my friend and I shared as an appetizer. The plate included a selection of cheeses including a bucheron and a blue, pecan raisin toast, and wildflower honey.

I had trouble picking an entree because so  many of them sounded appealing. I was tempted to go back to the duck confit I remembered from my trip to the sister restaurant, I also considered the classic steak frites. Ultimately, I settled on the Truite Grenobloise which is a pan roasted trout with fennel puree, fingerling potatoes, baby carrots, and a lemon-caper brown butter sauce. The fish was plated beautifully, fileted and cooked just right, and the ratio of butter to fish was ideal. It was an excellent dish, and one I will order again in the near future.

I leave for Paris on Thursday, and this was the perfect meal to get me into the right mindset for my trip. Executive Chef Brendan L'Etoile is delivering warm comfort dishes that are sure to please any sophisticated diner.

Chez Billy Sud
1039 31st Street NW
Washington, DC 20007
@ChezBillySud

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