Great staff who are attentive without hovering, excellent quality food (both Lao and French dishes), a good wine list (order their house wine carafe for a good deal), the best Kirsh and desserts in town and all in a stylish setting. This unassuming but atmospheric down-alley bistro features affordable fine dining. The decor is elegantly sparse, with colonial-size high ceilings and walls adorned with the work of local artists. Though run by a young French expat, the bistro has Lao specialties like steamed fish with coconut in banana leaf, or perhaps fried prawns in oyster sauce. Both are served with sticky rice, of course. Eggplant mushrooms, and crispy green beans are combined in a tasty Casserole Luang Prabang. Order up some Mekong seaweed for an interesting appetizer, and ask about the fine Lao whiskey and imported wines.