Enjoy “3 for $30” during Cleveland Restaurant Week!

Of course, it’s not just a week, it’s actually two weeks–but that means it’s double the fun. Once again, Bistro 185 is pleased to be part of Cleveland Restaurant Week, November 1-14, when our city’s local independent restaurants extend a special invitation to you to see what we have to offer. And the “3 for $30” menu is a part of it!

At Bistro 185, enjoying a three-course meal for $30 (excluding tax and gratuity) Monday through Friday means you get to choose from these delicious delights:

Salads and Starters
* Soup of the Day
* Chicken and Vegetable Pot Stickers
* Field Greens Salad
* Romaine Wedge Salad
* Coquilles St. Jacques
* House Tempura Vegetables

Entrees
* Chicken Parmesan with Pasta Marinara
* Chicken Paprikash with Dumplings
* Asapragus and Ricotta Cheese Cannelloni with a Rose Bechamel Sauce
* ½ Slab St. Louis Ribs, House Fries, and Slaw
* Medallions of Beef Filet, Hollandaise Sauce, Mashers, and House Tempura Vegetables
* Slow-Roasted Lamb Shank with Mashers
* Sesame-Crusted Ahi Tuna with Sesame Peanut Noodles
* Sautéed Walleye with Herb Butter Sauce, Mashers, and House Tempura Vegetables
* Pan-Roasted Bay of Fundy Salmon with Pecan Butter, Sweet Mashers, and House Tempura Vegetables
* Spinach and Ricotta Cheese Ravioli with Marinara and Touch of Cream
* Spicy Mussels Provencal with Garlic Red Pepper Sauce over Pasta

Desserts
* Choose from a selection of house-made desserts

So there you have it: salad or appetizer, entree and dessert for $30*. And while you enjoy delicious food prepared locally just for you, you support Northeast Ohio’s economy. How can you do better than that?

Whether you take the “3 for $30” option or try one of our other choices, we will send you home with a smile on your face!

*No sharing or substitutions; price does not include beverages

Behind the Dish: Lamb Shanks with Beans

Tonight’s James Beard dish is pretty basic on the surface: lamb shanks braised in red wine and beef stock with a bit of tomato paste, bay leaves and other herbs. But as usual, we at the Bistro like to change things up a bit, so we couldn’t just serve plain old white beans alongside: our beans are a bit dressed up with bacon, onions and shallots, and some fresh rosemary and thyme. You can really smell the perfume of the herbs coming off this dish and making the beans and the lamb even more flavorful.

But, of course, that’s not all. We’ve got a full lineup of other standards and specials to tempt you. Like a little spice? Has the great weather today made you feel like pretending for a while that you really do live someplace where it’s always warm like this? Go Jamaican tonight with a jerk barbecue mahi-mahi accompanied by tropical fruited rice, rich with bananas, papayas, pineapple and coconut. Or try something else on the specials that’s caught your fancy. For example, the Four-Cheese Macaroni & Cheese with Smoked Chicken and Black Truffle:

This is creamy, smoky, cheesy comfort of the best kind. Or maybe you’d prefer a “Petit Poulet” (chicken) wrapped in bacon with cornbread-andouille sausage stuffing and a cranberry-orange chutney. Or an Italian seafood cioppino, rich with South African lobster tail, scallops, shrimp, mussels, clams, crab leg, Italian sweet sausage and penne pasta in a spicy marinara broth, topped with tempura calamari.

Whatever you do, again, you want to keep one more course in mind, because, as always, there are some beauties in our dessert case. Some of the ones we have on hand right now: pumpkin pie topped with maple-brown sugar whipped cream; triple chocolate cheesecake; and fresh vanilla-bean ice cream. Oh, and did we mention we still have Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Pie?

It’s Saturday night, and it’s going to be a beautiful one. Come celebrate it at the Bistro!