La Grande Bouffe is a little piece of Paris right here in Rozelle. Owners David and Meredith Poirier have created a charming French atmosphere with traditional culinary delights prepared by Aurélien Guéroult. This small, intimate French restaurant would not be out of place on any Parisian corner. An opulent chandelier hangs above the entry, with seating inside and out at pretty candlelit tables for two or for groups of up to ten. The wine list is mainly French with a sprinkling of Australian and New Zealand wines, and there’s a good selection available by the glass.
Start your meal with a complimentary amuse-bouche of three escargots in garlic–butter sauce and fresh baguette, followed by wonderful French classics, such as twice-baked goat cheese soufflé, a lovely teaming of flavours with sharp cheese and sweet onion confit. Duck leg confit, another classic dish, is beautifully presented, and served with green pea puree, snow peas, baby carrots, pancetta and a red wine jus.
PSST! What could be more French than sitting outside this unpretentious restaurant with a glass of champagne or coffee?