Bistro 2 Génies on 10 av. de la Marne 64200 Biarritz, France is an authentic French bistro with impeccable detail to flavors and the art of food presentation. Located in the heart of Biarritz near the main beach, it's an easy walk from your hotel.
On this very late summer night, my friend and I decided on the: Starter - Main course - Dessert priced at 34€ per person which is very reasonable for Biarritz. Wine was not included, but it was very reasonably priced and we received excellent recommendations from the wife of the chef.
After ordering our three dishes, we were greeted promptly with our wine and a complementary parmesan crème brulee dish. Beautifully light, savory dish and such a better option than bread. The dish is well framed on their blue linen tablecloths.
Starter: Foie gras de canard mi-cuit à l’armagnac, chutney de figues (supplement 2€ extra for this dish). Genuine French fresh cuisine. A treat to have now that it's illegal in California.
Translation: Foie Gras of Canard with Armagnac, a distinctive brandy produced in the Armagnac region in Gascony, southwest France, and fig chutney
Main course: Magret de canard à la plancha, aux poivres de Chechuan, charlottes sautées au thym
In a nutshell, this is the best duck dish I've ever had and I will fly back to Biarritz to experience these amazing flavors again and again... and again. The duck cooked to perfection with no fatty pieces. Plat de résistance!
Translation: Duck a la plancha (grilled with metal plate) with szechuan peppercorns, pot of charlotte potatoes with fried thyme.
The atmosphere is pleasingly relaxing, stylish with tasteful beauty.
" From savory to sweet, everything is made from fresh ingredients from the best local producers."
This photo of Bistrot2Genies is courtesy of TripAdvisor
Dessert: le flottante aux amandes grillées, crème anglaise, caramel beurre salé
Translation: the floating roasted almonds, custard, salted butter caramel
I forgot to take a photo of the dessert. It was lovely and just perfect with our wine selection. It's nice to visit a restaurant that uses proper stemware with a heavy hand with each pour.