Food & Drink

French Bliss

You crack the top of your crème brulee a la Amelie. Your friends call you “Baked Brie” after your perennial dinner-party starter. And if a hurricane hits, you’ve got enough Bordeaux to keep the entire block drunk till the power comes back on (months later).

It’s no surprise, then, that you’ll be first in line at newly opened La Goulue Christian Delouvrier. The NYC French bistro has made its way south and set up in swanky Bal Harbour Shops.

Chef Christian Delouvrier goes all out, serving tasty tartines like croque monsieur au homard (cheese, lobster, and warm toasted bread), entrees such as moules and frites maison (mussels, French fries, mustard, and saffron sauce), and desserts like chocolate souffle with pistachio anglaise. Cheese and oyster carts will also be making the rounds.

So go ahead and stuff your face with fromage. If your friends laugh, tell them you don’t give a crepe.

Then ask them to pardon your French.

La Goulue Christian Delouvrier, Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Avenue, suite 135, Bal Harbour (305-865-2181).