Regarding weekend getaways in France, the English preach, “Eat, drink, but take the ferry,” due to the sharks that put Channel swimmers in danger. Avoid predatory fish nipping at your heels with today’s Groupon. For $15, you get $30 worth of international fusion fare and drinks at Parisian Bistro, located in Dearborn.
Parisian Bistro melds complex ingredients with precise preparation to achieve simply satisfying results, like a fantastical Rube Goldberg device designed to fling chocolate-dipped fries into the customer’s mouth. Focusing on a lively fusion of freshly prepared international and French cuisines, Parisian Bistro’s menu features pizza, burgers, seafood, and pasta. A hookah lounge is also available to unwind before or after dinner, and the restaurant is currently open until 2 a.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Start off with an appetizer of breaded portabella mushroom strips ($7.99) and a glass from the wine menu, such as the Ruffino Chianti ($7). Entree plates include curry-coconut chicken ($11.99), Parisian-style beef kabobs ($13.99), and sesame-crusted tuna steak ($14.99). For patrons who like to utilize their arm paddles instead of dangerous forks, a crispy, battered-fish lawash roll-up ($7.99) or California turkey-avocado sandwich ($7.99) is a solid bet.
France has graciously loaned several things to America, including flag colors, Gérard Depardieu, and words with a silent but deadly x. At Parisian Bistro, patrons can sample across-the-pond flair without fielding questions about when America is planning on returning the Statue of Liberty that was borrowed to fix New York’s creaky porch.