September 22, 2020

Bistro FouFou’s Steak-Frites

By Kristi Kates | Dec. 2, 2017

Picture a nattily dressed couple sitting in a fine European brasserie, enjoying a perfectly cooked steak with a side of … French fries.
Considered to be one of the favored dinner choices of the French and the Belgians (both claim to have invented the dish), steak-frites might seem to wander too close to its common brethren on the other side of the tracks, the American hamburger and fries, but when done right, the dish is a truly decadent experience.
Bistro FouFou in Traverse City has mastered the task, serving up steak-frites that start with seared prime Bavette steak — a less-familiar cut of beef sirloin that’s sliced thin yet remains juicy and flavorful when cooked — and owner/chef Guillaume Hazael-Massieux’s signature pommes frites. (Think: crispy outer crust, delightfully tender center.) Add in your choice of caramelized shallot butter or Béarnaise sauce, and you’ve got yourself a meal fit for a European evening, right here in northern Michigan.
Get it for $29 at Bistro FouFou, 118 Cass St. in Traverse City. (231) 421-6583 or



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