Right by the Branford Green is a tiny French restaurant whose fare is elusive to its location and appearance. Le Petit Café delivers subtle flavors with an elegant presentation.

beer, wine
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beer, tea, espresso, coffee
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The Tabling

espresso, tea, coffee
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The table setting is elegant and sweet with complimentary olives, pickled beets, and by far my favorite—freshly baked bread and black truffle butter.

First Course

foie gras, duck
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For the first course, I chose duck leg confit. It had mouthwatering, crispy skin and delicious dark meat. It was on a bed or thinly sliced radish, fruit jam, and sliced apples. All the flavors of sweet, sour, and savory created a beautiful umami in your mouth.

Second Course

caprese salad, spinach, tomato, salad
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The next course was one of the best salads I've ever had. A simple mix of greens and sliced tomatoes with a tangy mustard vinaigrette. Here's the kicker—a small section of creamy, toasted goat cheese on top.

Third Course

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My main entrée was the most amazing by far. I ordered the prime New York strip steak. Aged black Angus meat with an incredible cognac-black peppercorn sauce, a side of crispy French fries and a small watercress salad. Just thinking about that juicy steak makes my mouth water.

Fourth Course

coffee, chocolate, tea, cake
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For dessert, I had a flourless chocolate cake with raspberry sauce and crème Chantilly. Since we were celebrating my birthday, the cake came with a candy dome and a candle.

It's an amazing Prix Fixe menu with several tasty options. If you ever happen by Connecticut be sure to make reservations at Le Petit and take your taste buds on an adventure!