Chef Miki Zivkovoic and his intimate Bistro Provence French Restaurant are firmly entrenched in the Von’s Mall at 345 N. Pass Ave. in Burbank

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The Palate’s recent luncheon at the inviting place was evidence of the exceptional cuisine and service.

It’s not a place to grab a midday bite. On the contrary, settle in and spend some time and money for a memorable meal. Bistro Classic main courses range from $12.75 to $15. Salads and appetizers range from $7.95 to $9.50 and you can have any of these for $3.75 with any classic dish. My Ahi Tuna starter was a tasty, light meal unto itself while Poached Sea Bass with saffron orange sauce and steamed veggies was totally satisfying. Consider a fine glass or two of fine vintages. The lunch menu is served until 2 p.m. and we lingered till the last minute and beyond. When I commented on the generous portions our efficient and affable server responded, “That’s what we do here — eat!”

Start your evening meal with the chef’s authentic French Onion Soup, $9, and proceed with an eloquent appetizer priced from $8.25 to $12.

Take a deep breath and plunge into generous main courses from $18 for Mushroom Risotto with shallots to $28 for Grilled Duck Breast with parsnips, veggies, and a balsamic blueberry sauce to remember long after your last sip of wine and final sweet nibble of freshly made dessert, $7.

Approach the half acre of self parking with high expectations and Bistro Provence reservations.

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