Brodeur’s Bistro – Southern Comfort Foods
As a 70’s child that grew up in the 80’s in Vancouver, I have lasting memories of the 1982 Stanley Cup run with “King” Richard Brodeur between the pipes (I even have his autograph tucked away somewhere). We came across Brodeur’s Bistro in Abbotsford back in July and you can forgive my expectation that this establishment was somehow connected to Richard Brodeur. In fact, there is no connection at all (they came up with the name as an easily recognizable French surname).
Brodeur’s Bistro is self-described as serving up a blend of Montreal and New Orleans comfort foods and opened up in June of 2013. They have a fairly extensive menu with 20 different sides that you can pick with your meal.
The interior is a bit dark… wish they had more natural lighting.
You can’t talk about New Orleans cuisine without bringing up Jambalaya ($18.75). This pleasing mix of shrimp, chicken, bacon, andouille sausage, sweet peppers, onions, and celery comes with cornbread and you can spice it up with your choice of heat level.
I decided to add a side of Garlic/Parmesan Poutine for $5.50. The poutine was quite good and the crispy fries held up well to the gravy. While being very cheesy, it wasn’t squeaky cheese.
The Southern Combo ($26.75) included 1/4 rack of St. Louis style ribs, 1/4 Montreal-Haitain style chicken, coleslaw, cornbread, and your choice of side (in this case, we picked the Shrimp and Seafood Chowder which turned out to be both creamy and chunky). The coleslaw was creamy and crunchy while the cornbread was really superb… moist, delicate, and served with whipped butter.
This was their Montreal-Haitain style chicken roasted with Haitain style dipping sauce and paired with Baked Mac and Cheese. The chicken was moist with a good skin and had a fairly good spice level to it. The mac and cheese was very cheesy – a combination of cheddar, mozzarella and mornay sauce topped with a panko/parmesan crust. The spiral pasta picked up the sauce very well and there was a substantial cheesy pull to the dish.
Last up was the Mini Beignets ($2.75) served with Quebec maple syrup and powdered sugar. These little puppies were fried up with a crisp exterior bite that opened up into pillowy-goodness.
Overall, very good menu selection with a lot of comfort foods to choose from. Prices leaned more towards the expensive side but the food was worth it.
3550 Mt Lehman
Posted on September 22, 2016, in BBQ, Cajun/Creole, French, Restaurant Review and tagged Abbotsford, BBQ, Beignet, Cajun/Creole, Donuts, Food, French, Haitian, Haitian Chicken, Jambalaya, Mac and Cheese, restaurant review, St Louis Ribs. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.