New to Bistro Aix, you can now enjoy wines from the Savoie region that we have added to our ever expanding wine list. With alpine and herbal notes, these wines are full of character and biodynamically produced so are sure to elevate your palate.
We are working with two new producers; Frederic, Domaine Giachino and Jacques Maillet, ‘Autrement’.
Frederic took over the 1.5 hectare family estate from his grandfather. He was later joined by his brother David, and together they progressively expanded the estate to 9 hectares, 6 of which are dedicated to the production of the most typical wine ‘Jacquère’. They made the decision to only grow grapes native to Savoie. By re-introducing natural predators and returning to traditional farming methods they earned the farm its organic status in 2006. ‘Our organic wines derive from a method of production that really respects the environment and its people’.
For Jacques Maillet is has been a lifelong dream realised. He was working conventionally for the local wine co-op Chautagne and developed cancer from handling the numerous toxic chemicals that he had to use in his daily work. While battling his illness, he started to evaluate his farming practice and decided to work ‘Autrement’, or differently. It took him three years to recover and in 2003 he switched to biodynamic practices. His vineyards are on two lieu-dits overlooking the river Rhone, Les Vignes du Seigneur and Le Cellier des Pauvres. ‘I do not make wine, I grow grapes. I spend hours in my vineyard and listen to my grapes to really understand them‘. Jacques Maillet has a real respect for nature and it shines through in his wines.
New! Weekdays just drop in for a drink and/or snack from our Bar Menu. We have created a nice area in the front of the restaurant just for drinking.
Small Plates /Bar Menu
~Bread and Olives £3.50
~Roquefort Crème Brulée (v) £6.50
~Moules à la Provençal £7
~Cod Fritters – with spicy red pepper coulis £6.50
~Spicy Prawns and Squid– with rouille sauce £8
~Batter Fried Courgette Ribbons – with parmesan and lemon (v) £6.50
~Anchovy and Black Olive Pizzette £5.50
~Chicken Livers in Red Wine £6.50
~Goats Cheese and Walnut Bruschetta (v) £6
~Wild Mushroom Bruschetta (v) £6
~Steak Tartar £12
~6 Escargots £6.50
English Rock Oysters on the half shell – with shallot vinegar £2.20 each
Pure Foie Gras Terrine – with toasted brioche £9
Steak Tartar £9
Seared Scallops – with leek purée, peppered tangerines and orange sauce £12
Salmon Graved Lax – marinated in citrus and star anis, with dill cream £7
Goats Cheese, Pear and Walnut Tarte – with thyme and honey glaze (v) £7
8oz Caribbean Spiny Lobster Tail – with herb butter, julienne vegetables
and pont neuf potatoes £30
Filet of Beef – with black pepper sauce, gratin dauphinois and red cabbage £22
Pheasant Breast – with black garlic sauce, wild mushrooms and pommes dauphines £16
Terre et Mer – half Caribbean lobster tail, grilled sirloin steak with herb butter, pommes frites and salad £28
Filet of Seabass – with potato gnocchi, spinach, parmesan, red pepper coulis and white truffle £17
Wild Mushroom Ravioli – with white truffle sauce (v) £16
Clementine Tarte – fresh clementines, Cointreau cream and crisp sablé base £7
Pineapple and Lime Meringue ‘Mess’ £6.50
Chocolate and Hazelnut ‘Delice’ £7
Drunken Winter Fruits – apricots, prunes and raisins soaked in cognac, over vanilla ice cream £8
Warm Chocolate Fondant – with cherries in eau de vie and vanilla ice cream £8
A selection of Fine French Cheeses £10