Do you enjoy a bit of culinary torment now and then?
If so, you should pay a visit some evening to Amuse Bouche in Surprise. Depending where you live, you will drive 45 minutes or more for some of the best French bistro food in the Valley.
But be warned, the journey is not without its speed bumps.
Here's an excerpt from this week's review:
"Hopefully, because of the restaurant's small size, you've remembered to make a reservation and, because Amuse Bouche doesn't have a liquor license, thought to bring along a bottle of wine. You will be seated among the city's most visible residents: seniors.
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Decked out in colorful pantsuits and cruise wear, they may complain that the indoor temperature's too cold, mutter that the duck is too spicy, and audibly sigh when told that burrata is not a pizza.
Given its downsides, you may vow never to return to Amuse Bouche. But then you remember the food..."
Hungry for more? Read my full review of Amuse Bouche here.