February Vegan Dinner has an Asian touch

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:

Ginger-Miso Soup

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!

Celebrate the new year at our January events!

We’re more than ready to celebrate 2013 here at the Bistro. With another fantastic addition to our Vegan Dinner Series and yet another exciting wine dinner, the feasting doesn’t end along with the holidays. On the contrary–to give you a break from the snow and cold, we’re highlighting cuisine that will put you in mind of warmer climes. Join us for…

MEDITERRANEAN-INSPIRED VEGAN DINNER: Our Vegan Dinner Series travels to the sunny Mediterranean this month. Our 3-for-$30 dinner Thursday, January 24, available from 5 to 9 p.m., will warm your stomach and your heart with these three courses:

Provencal White Bean Soup

Pan-Seared Tofu with Capers, Basil, and Tomato

Winter-Spiced Poached Pear

LATIN-AMERICAN FUSION WINE DINNER: Could you use a vacation somewhere south of the border? We can provide you with one that’s relatively inexpensive, and you won’t even need a passport. Come to the Bistro at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 30, for five courses partnering adventurous Latin-American-style cuisine with wines from South America:

First Course
Gaucho Steak with Chimichurri Sauce
Arugula and Heirloom Tomato Salad
Wine: Kaiken Malbec

Second Course
Sous Vide Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Leg
Grilled Pineapple Salsa
Wine: Santa Ema Carmenere

Third Course
Sausage-Stuffed Pork Tenderloin
Roasted Garlic Fingerling Potatoes
Wine: Root 1 Pinot Noir

Fourth Course
Brazilian Shrimp Stew
Wine: Zucardi Torrentes

Fifth Course
Coconut Bread Pudding with Creme Anglaise
Wine: Alma Negra Sparkling Rose Malbec

Cost of this dinner is $75 plus tax and gratuity, by prepaid reservation.

To reserve your spot for either one of these mini-excursions in dining, call 216.481.9635 and get ready for a quick and satisfying winter getaway!

DID YOU KNOW…that the Bistro still offers a la carte dining on evenings when we’re holding a Vegan Dinner or wine dinner? We do! Even if you’re not planning on dining vegan or joining us for the wine dinner, you’re welcome to select starters and entrees from the menu we prepare fresh for each evening. We’ve always got a few beloved dishes (like Boeuf Bourguingon and Chicken Schnitzel with Pierogies), but we also rotate many specials in and out of the lineup, depending on what’s fresh and local and, of course, on Ruth’s imagination. Follow it up with something irresistible from our dessert case, and you’ve had one satisfying evening. Come in tonight and be comforted by your own reliable favorite, or try something you’ve never tried before…either way, you’ll be glad you did!

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)!

Vegan Thanksgiving serving up a bounty of delicious dishes

Whether you’re a dedicated vegan, trying it out to see how you like it, or just a lover of fine dining, the Bistro’s Vegan Thanksgiving Dinner offers something special for you. This year, we’re serving it up as a 3-for-$30 feast as part of our Vegan Dinner Series, Wednesday, November 21 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Enjoy this menu even a turkey could love:

First Course
Baby Spinach, Pomegranate, and Orange Salad with Orange-Mustard Vinaigrette

Second Course
Quinoa, Sun-Dried Cranberry,  Celery and Onion, and Mushroom-Stuffed Acorn Squash
Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Dessert Course
Pumpkin Flan

Call 216.481.9635 now to reserve your cornucopia of autumn delights vegan-style!

You’ll fall for our special October and November dinner events!

September’s almost over already (can you believe it?), but the fall fun at the Bistro is just getting started. Whatever flavors you savor, you’ll find a special dinner event — and maybe more than one — to your liking:

FALL VEGAN DINNER: As the weather gets a cold snap in it, our monthly 3-for-$30 Vegan Dinner offering warms up. On Monday, October 29, from 5 to 8:30 p.m., we’ll serve up these cozy dishes:

Celery Root-Parsnip-Potato Soup

Portobello Mushroom Stroganoff

Apple Strudel with Vegan Vanilla Ice Cream

WITCH’S BREW DINNER: Celebrate Halloween Wednesday, October 31, by enjoying a spooky-but-savory feast with no tricks — just treats. Our Witch’s Brew Dinner at 6:30 p.m. pairs five courses of hauntingly delicious cuisine with an assortment of intoxicating potions:

First Course
Deep Down Underground Root Cellar Soup
(Celery Root-Parsnip-Potato Soup with Creme Fraiche)
Potion: Monks’ Blood Ale

Second Course
Vampire Tenderloin “Stake” with Garlic Butter
Potion: Freak Show Cabernet

Third Course
Baby Spinach, Avocado, and Pumpkin-Seed Salad
Potion: Witches’ Cackle Cocktail

Fourth Course
Black-and-Orange Shrimp Pasta (Orecchiette Pasta with Nicoise Olives, Caramelized Garlic, and Roasted Butternut Squash)
Potion: Bobbing for Eyeballs Cocktail

Fifth Course
Pumpkin Whoopie Pie
Potion: Warm Mulled Mead

This wickedly tempting feast costs $55 per person plus tax and gratuity.

ENCORE CLAMBAKE: If you missed our September Clambake — or you made it and are hungry for more — we have great news. We’re bringing the Clambake back Thursday, November 8. Once again, between 5 and 9 p.m., for $58.50 per person, you’ll get New England clam chowder, a 1-lb. whole lobster, one-quarter of a barbecued chicken, 1 dozen clams, corn on the cob, a roasted sweet potato, coleslaw, and cornbread. Extra clams are $12 per dozen; order when you make your reservation to be sure to get your share.

VEGAN THANKSGIVING DINNER: Vegan Thanksgiving feasts a week before the calendar date have become an annual tradition at the Bistro, and this one is no exception. Watch this blog for more details on the menu for this year’s event, Wednesday, November 21.

NOVEMBER WINE DINNER: Our wine dinner for November will be Thursday, November 29. Mark your calendar now and watch this blog for theme and menu details.

“NOVEMBERFEST”: Ein prosit! We’re going to make sure nobody misses the fun of Oktoberfest this year by having our own three-course  “Novemberfest” of classic German cuisine paired with hearty beers. Dishes will include local sausages, sauerkraut, potato pancakes, and apple strudel. Again, watch this space for more details.

To make reservations for any of these upcoming events, call 216.481.9635 and get ready to enjoy an autumn harvest of incredible dining experiences!

Seafood lover or vegan, we’ve got great dining for you in September!

August is almost over, the kids (and some of the adults) are headed back to school, and another fall season is almost upon us. Which means we’re getting ready for a new season of good times and great dining here at the Bistro. Once again we’ll celebrate the coming of fall Cleveland-style with one of the city’s most popular feasts, and savor delightful tastes from another country in our monthly Vegan Dinner Series.

RETURN OF THE CLAMBAKE: Yes, it’s time again to satisfy your seafood cravings with our Bistro Clambake Thursday, September 20. Between 5 and 9 p.m., for $58.50 per person, we’ll be dishing out dinners with a full complement of seaside cuisine, including New England clam chowder, a 1-lb. whole lobster, one-quarter of a barbecued chicken, 1 dozen clams, corn on the cob, a roasted sweet potato, coleslaw, and cornbread. Extra clams will be available (be sure to order ahead) at $12 per dozen.

VEGAN DINNER SAYS “OLE!” TO THE FLAVORS OF SPAIN: This fall, we’ll serve up vegan cuisine with a Spanish accent at our “Flavors of Spain” 3-for-$30 Vegan Dinner Thursday, September 27. The meal will begin with a Trio of Spanish Tapas, followed by a Paella of vegan “sausage,” mushrooms, wine-braised artichoke hearts, and saffron rice. Dessert will be Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta with Orange Sauce.

To reserve your share of either one (or both) of these tasty dining options, call 216.481.9635. Again, if you’re ordering the Clambake and you’d like extra clams, be sure to request them when you call. Don’t delay — last year’s Clambake was a sellout!

Hot summer? Enjoy a Hot August Vegan Night!

The summer’s far from over, but already we can say it’s been a hot one indeed. What can match a summer this hot? Our Hot Summer Vegan Dinner! On Thursday, August 30, between 5 and 9 p.m., sit down to this 3-for-30 meal so cool that it’s really hot:

Ohio Summer Corn, Potato and Roasted Green Chili Chowder
Corn Muffin

Summer Ratatouille with Crispy Rooftop-Herbed Gardein

Roasted Summer Stone Fruit
Lemon-Olive Oil-Rosemary Cake

Sounds yummy? It will be! Call 216.481.9635 and get ready for fresh summer flavor vegan style!

We’ve got an August full of great dinners planned for you!

Can you believe it–half of July is already over (and, you could say, half the summer…oh well!). But the plans we’ve got for celebrating this all-too-short season at the Bistro are far from over. Take a look at what we have in store for August:

JULIA CHILD CENTENNIAL: Wednesday, August 15, will be the 100th anniversary of the birth of culinary legend Julia Child. We’ll celebrate Julia’s 100th birthday with a dinner of five courses of Julia-inspired cuisine paired with five wines. If you loved our 2009 “Julia Project,” this is a feast you won’t want to miss! (But if you did miss it…this is your second chance!)

BBQ NIGHT: On Thursday, August 23, it’s time to experience the quintessential element of summer dining: a barbecue. Only you won’t need to flush your face over a smoking-hot grill or cram a neighborhoodful of guests into your backyard to enjoy this spread. Let us do all the work while you and your friends sit down to a menu featuring enough BBQ classics to fill a picnic table. This dinner was a huge hit last summer, so don’t wait too long to make your reservations–it’s likely to sell out fast!

VEGAN NIGHT: Thursday, August 30, will be our Vegan Dinner Night for the month of August. Watch this space for details on the theme and menu.

Mark your calendars now and make a note or set yourself a reminder alarm on the smartphone. Keep an eye out for details to arrive soon. You’ll want to call and save your spot for these!

Vegan Asian Delights Dinner rescheduled for July 31

Our June Vegan 3-for-$30 Dinner has been rescheduled! Join us Tuesday, July 31, from 5 to 9 p.m., for these courses:

Thai Summer Roll with Sweet and Spicy Chili Sauce

Mongolian Bar-B-Q Tofu
Asian Vegetables
Basmati Brown Rice

Chocolate Molten Lava Cake

Make your reservation today at 216.481.9635 and enjoy the best of Asian cuisine, vegan style!