Located in the heart of Papeete, Le Soufflé is a quaint bistro that serves traditional French fare. Like the bistros of Paris, the menu isn’t static and changes depending on which ingredients are in season. In addition to the paper menu, the waitress also brought over a large blackboard, which indicated the daily specials of the day. This was all written in chalk and reminded me of the old school charm of Bistro Paul Bert. However, one problem remained. It was all in French! Luckily, I had enough basic French to get a gist.
Soon after, we were presented with a complimentary hor d’ oeuvre; potato bacon chowder and a piece of puff pastry. The crisp puff pastry was studded with thyme, perfect for dipping into the velvety soup.