When a discriminating, well-respected Cleveland food critic chooses to stop by your restaurant on her days off—when she names it as a place to which she likes to bring her favorite people—that’s something pretty special. That’s why we were so delighted to see Laura Taxel’s post “Tried, True and Terrific” on the Cleveland Magazine website May 8. Laura tells about why she and her husband have been regulars here since the Bistro opened in 2006 (her post includes several terrific photos by Barney). Among her words of praise:
“We love to talk curing and smoking with Marc, and I appreciate his savvy (and recommendations) when it comes to wine and beer.”
“Ruth is a culinary powerhouse and someone I admire. She’s knowledgeable, skilled and imaginative when it comes to cooking but without ego or pretension (always giving credit to her crack kitchen team, especially chef Todd Mueller), and she seems to possess the energy and endurance of two.”
“The service is friendly, the prices affordable. The bar is well stocked with interesting stuff. Though some dishes show up often because they’re popular, the menu changes daily so it never gets boring. And there are always ample choices: meat, poultry, fish, vegetarian — options from light to hearty.”
“But most of all, the husband and I agreed that we’d never, not ever, had a bad meal there…We keep coming here, and bring family, friends and out-of-towners because we can depend on having a fine night out.”
Thanks, Laura! We’re so glad you feel this way, and we’ll keep working hard to make sure you continue to do so!
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Vegans—and those interested in trying out vegan cuisine—are invited to take a tasty trip with us to Tex-Mex country Thursday, May 23 at our Tex-Mex Night Vegan Dinner between 5 and 9 p.m. If you think Tex-Mex cooking has to be all about the beef, come to this 3-for-$30 dinner and be amazed!
Grilled Romaine Caesar Salad
Tex-Mex Bar-B-Que Tofu
Black Bean and Corn Sauté
Silken Tofu Mexican Chocolate Mousse
Enjoy a meatless barbecue with south-of-the-border spice and a flavor as big as all Texas. Call 216.481.9635 to reserve your place at this feast!
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Feeling like you’re in a bit of a rut? Ready to explore something new this spring? The Bistro has just the thing for you: Try some new wines and some different, delicious dishes at our “Off the Beaten Path” Wine Dinner Wednesday, May 22 at 6:30 p.m. Each course will feature a dish you’ve never tried before (at least not the way we make it!), paired with a wine that is also likely to be new to you. Discover some fresh flavors and fall in love with a new label—just take a look!
Wine: Zuccardi Serie A Torrontes
Johnny Cake with Maple Butter Reduction
Smoked Trout Pâté with Salmon Caviar
Chicken and Almond Beggar’s Purse Crêpe
Wine: Liquid Velvet Red Blend
Korean Surf and Turf: Korean Short Rib and Scallop
Kimchi with Red Rice
Wine: Gundlach-Bundschu Mountain Cuvee
Bibb Lettuce with Hearts of Palm, Duck Bacon and French White Vinaigrette
Lemon Curd Tart
Limoncello Macerated Berries
Wine: Meeker Zinfandel Ice Wine
Cost of this vacation to a oasis of new flavors is $65 per person plus tax and gratuity. Call 216.481.9635 and book your reservation!
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We’re as pleased as can be that for the fourth year in a row, the Bistro has been named to The Plain Dealer’s A-List of the top 100 restaurants in northeast Ohio. In a “foodie town” like Cleveland, with new restaurants opening every year, that’s quite an accomplishment. We’re delighted to be the place so many of you stop by for a casual meal with friends or a special dining night out—and we plan to stay that way!
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Winter has definitely been dragging its heels in these parts of late, but the calendar says spring is here and the weather is finally starting to cooperate. Rejoice with us as we present an appropriate offering in our Vegan Dinner Series: “April Showers Bring May Flowers,” Tuesday, April 30.
Between 5:30 and 8:30 p.m., we’ll serve up a 3-for-$30 menu of vegan cuisine as fresh as an April garden:
Pasta with Spring Vegetables
Rhubarb Mousse with Strawberry Sauce
Don’t miss out on our spring celebration—call 216.481.9635 and reserve your place today!
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The grapes and the cuisine of Italy take center stage this month at the Bistro’s “Bubbles, Barbera and Barbaresco” dinner Thursday, April 25 at 6:30 p.m. With six courses of fine Italian cuisine including an aperitif and antipasto, you’ll feel as if you’ve been transported to the Mediterranean springtime. Courses will include accompaniments of either a robust Barbera or an aromatic Barbaresco wine. Feast your eyes on the menu:
First Course: Aperitif
Imported Olives, Bread and Cheese
House-Made Apple Butter, Cured Bacon, Brie and Arugula
Wine: Villa Crespia Franciacorta
Brolese Rose, Extra Brut
Wine: D’Alba Barbera
Lamb Lollipop Milanese
Wine: Braida Montebruna-Barbera
Olive Oil Polenta Cake
Lime-Infused Crème Fraîche
Wine: Dante Rivetti—Moscato D’Asti
Cost of this celebration of the best of the Italian vineyards is $60 per person plus tax and gratuity. Call 216.481.9635 to book your passage now!
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Love Asian food? Whether you’re already vegan or just curious, you’ll love our February Vegan Night dinner. On Thursday, February 28, from 5 to 9 p.m., we’ll offer a 3-for-$30 menu that will delight you:
Spicy Noodle Salad with Panko Crusted Gardein Cutlet
Sake-Marinated Fruits with Coconut Pana Cotta
To make your prepaid reservation, call 216.481.9635 and get ready to enjoy the tastes of Asia vegan-style!
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