• OldLakeHighlandeer

    We were meeting up with some locals at Sugarbacon in McKinney. At 6pm there was already a 2-hour wait. Time for Plan-B. Our Local Yokels suggested we all try Éclair Bistro just down the street. It quickly turned into Plan-A. I can only describe it as Old-School recipes, some modern & creative twists, and all executed perfectly. We started upstairs with a short but well-curated wine and beer list, live acoustic music (including some staff sitting in for a couple of songs), and appetizers: Corn Crusted Oysters-that I was told were marvelous 🙁 , Crab Cakes that were high on the crab, low on the cake, and a unique artichoke heart, gruyere and prosciutto terrine that has to be experienced. We went downstairs for the main entrees. Beef Bourguignon with short rib meat and a classic beef/wine broth with perfectly prepared roasted veg sent me to the moon. Beef Tenderloin in various sauces and preparations were also enjoyed, and the Duck–I was told, once again 🙁 –was marvelous. I did get to try the perfectly grilled rack of lamb with mint/cherry sauce and gnocchi, but it was the next day as my wife’s left-overs 🙂 Although full, we couldn’t pass up the lemon tart with strawberry sorbet. The only downside was an almost too-long delay between courses (saved by the basket of airy gougeres) and a very put-upon AC system that is in the process of being repaired. I would not hesitate to go again and make it my Plan-A. Éclair Bistro is definitely worth anyone’s trip out of the Dallas Bubble.

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