Saturday, 11 March 2017

C ' EST BON Restaurant Francais, Cairns

Last week we drove to Cairns in Far North Queensland for a special birthday celebration with our wonderful daughter, and where better to celebrate than at C'est Bon. Mr. HRK and I don't eat out very much at home, which makes it all the more special when we dine at an excellent French restaurant like C'est Bon when travelling. This restaurant also hosts a Pinot Noir Dinner each year which the Birthday Girl has been to and now she knows the staff by their names and is on their newsletter mailing list.

The service was excellent, with minimal time between courses. Classic dishes such as Crepes Suzette and Rack of Lamb were given the extra adornment they deserve. However the standout dish for me was the dessert that I ordered, the Chocolate Souffle. I struggle sometimes now to comfortably eat three courses in close succession, however I still had plenty of room in reserve for the souffle and it was the best I have ever tasted. I could have eaten more of it. Of course Mr. HRK and the Birthday Girl were also helping me to finish it after they had demolished the Chocolate Sphere and the Crepe and they could have eaten even more of those as well.

I had forgotten what a lusciously light dessert a well made souffle is. The Chocolate Sphere was pretty amazing as well.

A sparkler with the crepe to celebrate her birthday and our beautiful daughter was extremely happy with her birthday dinner, and so were we. C'est Bon.....
C'est Bon, 20 Lake Street, Cairns

Sauteed Tiger Prawns with Cognac Flambee and Creamy Mariniere Sauce

A dozen snails with Garlic Parsley Butter 
Classic Crepe Suzette. Sorry this is out of order.........

Sauteed scallops, Vinegared Cannellini Bean Puree, Roasted Almonds, Perlee Vinaigrette
Seared Lamb Rack, Anchovy Aromatised Eggplant, Chickpea Crisp and Thyme Jus. So tender and tasty
Aged Black Angus Eye Fillet with Rustic Mash potato and Green peppercorn sauce. Mr. HRKs choice and one of the best steaks he has ever eaten, a big call.
Crispy Skin Pork Belly with Beetroot Puree, Red Wine Poached Pear, Cauliflower, and Jus
Chocolate souffle - Amazing
Chocolate Sphere, Raspberry Mousse, Chocolate Puff Rice, Berry Marmalade and Hot Chocolate Sauce. 

Collapsed Chocolate Sphere after Hot Chocolate Sauce has been poured over it. 
Thanks for visiting and have a great week,

Best wishes



  1. Sounds like a meal well worth making a trip for! :D A big call indeed saying one of the best steaks!


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