Restaurant Review: Ici et La

By Richard Fox, guest writer If you are looking for good French cuisine in Bucharest then Ici et La will fit the bill. Opened two and a half years ago in Piata Romana by French owner and Chef Philippe Dupre, this seventy- seater restaurant offers a very comfortable environment in which to enjoy the culinary delights served up by Monsieur Dupre. The interior is fitted in a modern style without fuss. The food is high quality cuisine, with a menu offering a wide selection of classic French dishes with regional tastes that are inspired by a Chef whose roots are from Lyon. The menu card is presented alongside a suggestions board, all written in French. Favourite dishes would include the Terrine de Foie Gras and the Escargots. It would have to be said that the Steak Tartare is the best in town! The menu prices are all very reasonable and include the wine. The wine list is made up of half Romanian and half French, giving a good balance and offering a cross section of wine styles. The lunch time menu is served between 12 noon and 3pm, 2 courses for 30 Ron representing excellent value. Philippe Dupre also offers outside catering for parties and corporate functions. Beaujolais Nouveau day is only a few weeks away, so Ici et La will be hosting an evening to celebrate the occasion with a set menu including wine. Be assured that the food at least will be good! Address: 43 Mendeleev St., Romana Square Phone: +40 731 453 608 Web: source: