Gift cards and special events to make your season bright!

We’ve got plenty going on at the Bistro for you this holiday season–and one of our special events is going on today and Friday to make your shopping easier, so jump on it right away!

GIFT CARD SALE: Buy $100 in Bistro 185 gift cards during our two-day-only Holiday Gift Card Bash on today, “Manic Monday,” or on “Festive Friday,” December 21, and you’ll get $25 in gift cards free! What a great way to treat those hard-to-buy-for foodies on your list who seem to already have everything, and maybe even treat yourself!  Keep in mind, you must buy your cards either today or this Friday to get this special deal–in the restaurant only.

BUBBLY BANQUET: Are you ready to party to celebrate another year’s end? We hope so, because we have two terrific opportunities lined up for you to do it! Our annual Champagne Dinner, Thursday, December 27 at 6:30 p.m., will have you enjoying five courses of the finest of cuisine accompanied by magnificent champagnes. On the menu:

First Course
Seared Day Boat Scallop
Meyer Lemon Risotto
Champagne: Cremant de Limoux Rose

Second Course
Black Truffle Beef Tenderloin Filet
Sauteed Garlic Greens, Red Wine and Vanilla-Scented Poached Pear
Champagne: Vintage 2004 Brut

Third Course
Hearts of Palm, Fennel, Mushroom Salad
White French Vinaigrette
Champagne: Vintage 1998 Brut

Fourth Course
Butter-Poached Lobster in Puff Pastry with Lobster Sauce
Champagne: Rose Dolores

Fifth Course
Chocolate Pots de Creme
Champagne: Moscato d’Asti

The Champagne Dinner is $100 per person plus tax and gratuity. Make plans now to spend an evening floating to Happyland on the bubbles–call 216.481.9635 and reserve your prepaid place at the table!

NEW YEAR’S FEAST: We won’t be out of champagne when our special dinner is over–nor of fantastic food. We’re planning a menu of exclusive offerings from our regular selection of fare plus some very special additions–including Seafood Pot Pie, Rack of Lamb, and Veal Chop–at three seatings on Monday, December 31. Seating times are 5, 7 and 9 p.m. We’ll cap off the festivities with a champagne toast at midnight. To reserve your seating time, call 216.481.9635. Happy New Year!

IN THE NEWS: Did you see our recent writeup in the News-Herald’s article on vegan and gluten-free dining? If not, here it is. We’ll be seeing you vegans (and non-vegan fans of our vegan fare) for our “Down On the Bayou” dinner this Wednesday!

Son of a gun, you’ll have big fun at our “Down On the Bayou” Vegan Dinner!

We love showing you all the versatility and variety of vegan cuisine in our monthly Vegan Dinner Series, and the one we have planned next is a perfect example. Join us for Cajun-style cuisine at our 3-for-$30 dinner “Down On the Bayou,” Wednesday, December 19 between 5 and 8:30 p.m. These dishes will make you feel as if Mardi Gras has arrived a few months early:

Steamed Edamame Dumplings with Cajun Mayo Dipping Sauce

Jambalaya with Organic Brown Basmati Rice

Pineapple Coconut “Cream” Pie

Could you use a little vacation to New Orleans without leaving town? Make your reservations now at 216.481.9635 and laissez le bon temps rouler (let the good times roll)!