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2990 N. Swan Rd. (E. Fort Lowell Rd.) Send to Phone
French fare without all the fuss is making a splash at chef Philippe Trosch's lovely little bistro.

Lunch & Dinner Mon.-Sat., Brunch Sun.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Bistro Philippe Restaurant Review

: Philippe Trosch has long been one of Tucson’s favorite chefs. So the anticipation built when word got out that he was planning to open his very own restaurant after years of heading up the kitchen at The Ventana Room at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort. Trosch doesn’t disappoint. Here he prepares the foods of his native land with both artistry and a sure hand. Add the reasonable prices and a nice bottle of wine and you’ve got yourself an evening from the heart of the French countryside. Start with the octopus carpaccio, sliced parchment-thin and served with a ravigote sauce. The frisée salad with bacon, poached egg and croutons is classically French. As for entrées, Trosch’s version of rabbit in mustard sauce is a winner as is his wild Dover sole with almonds and lemon butter. Side dishes, such as pommes frites and green beans in garlic butter, are fine accompaniments. Round out the evening with something from the Sweet Spot Spirit & Dessert Bar---apple Tatin with an espresso anyone?---and you will walk away happy. The Sunday brunch offers crêpes, quiches, egg plates, sandwiches and such.


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