On a quiet corner in a non-touristy section of Palermo, you’ll find the cutest little French bistro you ever did see. A Nos Amours (Gorriti 4488 Esq. Aráoz) has a comfortable and familiar atmosphere, attentive service and carefully selected menu and wine list.
Perfect for a Saturday afternoon, this quaint restaurant offers only a few daily specials, written on one large portable chalk board that must be schlepped to each table in order to read the menu. Another larger chalkboard mounted on the wall, along aside lovely photographs, displays the well thought-out wine list, filled with hand picked organic wines. On each table, books of French poetry aid in making the bistro extra classy and extra French.
I wish I had gone with a bigger appetite because just by reading the menu descriptions, all the specials seemed incredibly tasty: beet risotto with mushroom sauce, pescado del día and vegetables, and a nice looking beef dish. All the menu offerings are carefully selected by the owners, and made with high quality artesanal products. In the mood for something light, I opted for the tarta de verduras – homemade whole wheat crust packed with oven roasted vegetables. It was the kind of tarta casera where you can see all the hard work that went into making it: imperfect shaped vegetables and a few seeds here and there, it tasted personalized, fresh, right out of the oven. The dessert menu offered 3 standouts: creme bruleé, tarta de manzana and the lemon pie… quite a tempting assortment. The homemade lemon pie had bright lemony citrus flavors all packed in the buttery crust.
I am already planning my next trip back to sample more of the richer, substantial menu items.
A Nous Amours is open for dinner from 6pm – 12am on Tuesday – Saturday and for lunch Wednesday – Saturday opening at 11.30am, and Sunday from 12pm – 7pm.