Before Duck and Buvette came to fruition, it was home to Cafe Provencal, a quaint bistro with food that transported you out of a mall setting to somewhere along the French countryside. A few updates later, this modern version retains what we loved about its predecessor, but with more moxie. It may be younger and hipper, but still puts flavor before trends and tricks. Bread and pastries are baked daily, and doughs are made with cultivated wild yeast that they prep at least 2 weeks before. This attention to detail runs throughout their whole menu. Everything is done with finesse, but retains a level of comfort which makes their French classics unintimidating.
If rabbit sounds fancy, they dredge it in a moreish white wine mustard sauce. Duck is confitted to obvious perfection, but comes with a bowl of rice, turning it into a really appealing meal. Cassoulet could easily feed 3, with the hearty stew chock full of duck, pork belly, beans, and an herbaceous fennel sausage. You get the gist–we’d recommend a whole bunch of dishes to you, but then, we’d just be rattling off the whole menu.