The Perfect Provencal Meal at Chez Billy Sud and Bar A Vin

You might not be able to jet off to Provence midweek, so take a trip to the South of France with a visit to Chez Billy Sud. This French bistro in Georgetown, alongside its accompanying wine bar, offer an elegant night out. Check out our recommendations for the top dishes and drinks below.


It’s not Provence without a glass of refreshing rose. Settle into one of the cozy leather seats at the rustic, brick-walled Bar A Vin for some of everyone’s favorite light pink drink. Try the fruity Domaine Sorin Terra Amata from Bandol, to start off your night with feeling rejuvenated.

Truite Grenoblaise

Since Provence borders the Mediterranean, it’s only natural that seafood dishes would highlight the menu. Festooned with a citrusy, lemon-and-capers sauce, the butterflied sauteed trout is served perfectly crispy, with carrots and roasted potatoes on the side.  

Oeuf En Meurette

It’s not exactly breakfast for dinner, but the homey red wine poached duck egg with garlic confit and mushroom toast feels just like the French countryside. This appetizer is definitely one to order for the table.

Loup De Mer

The Mediterranean sea bass is accompanied by a traditional Southern French barigoule, a tangy white wine sauce mixed with fennel. The dish also comes with pistou, a French take on pesto sauce, which gives the fish an earthy depth of flavor that accentuates the zesty cured olive and lemon components.


Sure, you’ve tried eclairs, but here’s an upgrade for you: the Paris-Brest. Filled with praline cream, this choux pastry delight isn’t as well-known outside of France, but the nutty, creamy dessert will definitely leave you satisfied.