French Fare in Seaford? Bon Appétit Corners the Market
The authentic goodness Karen and Chino Pedemonte have perfected can’t be found anywhere else in Delaware.
The Black Forest duck dish at Bon Appétit in Seaford features a crisply roasted half duckling that is served with lingonberry sauce.
A point that could be argued: Karen and Chino Pedemonte’s Bon Appétit is the last true French restaurant in the state. A point that can’t be disputed: It is truly continental in every way. The decor is modest and understated, the very definition of elegance: white linens, fresh flowers, candlelight. The food would please the most bullish of purists. Smoked bluefish is served with horseradish sauce, country paté with mustard. A daily quiche. Garlicky escargot. And that’s just to start. The list of entrées reads like a true bistro menu, sprinkled as it is with Cressonnières, epinards, citrons and Dijonaisses. The wine list offers classics such as bottles by Louis Jadot, as well as contemporary favorites such as Cakebread Chardonnay—which, we’ll point out, is made from a classically French grape. Or enjoy a Pernod and water. One could say there’s no place else like this in Western Sussex. Then again, one could say there’s no place else like it in Delaware. 312 High St., Seaford, 629-3700, bonappetitseaford.com