Bistro du Midi is one of the best French restaurants in Boston. Located directlyacross from Boston Common, the two story restaurant has a bar and more casual dining downstairs and a more formal dining room upstairs. In searching for great gnocchi, French restaurants aren’t an obvious choice. In fact, we dined there since they had commissioned me for the eight large scale photographs of France that adorn the first floor bar and dining room (see alexnyerges.com for more)But luck was on our side for another page in my upcoming book “Gnocchi I’ve Gnown”. The Bistro serves a delicious and visually appealing dish, Beet Gnocchi, with aged goat cheese, ramps, and pine nuts. A modest dish in size but tremendous in taste and texture. The gnocchi are colored delicately a pinkish red from the beets, which makes it as unique as I’ve seen. Served in a long oval dish, the gnocchi is beautifully presented and is an inventive blend of complementary tastes: the ramps and slices of beets added a field-like touch and the pine nuts, crunch. With a glass of Bordeaux, I was instantly transported into gnocchi heaven. The house made pasta was ever so soft, melting away with each forkful. Gnocchi so good, the Italians will be jealous.