The Bistro is a French cuisine restaurant in Caribbean Plaza, run by the same people who successfully brought Mise en Place to the catering scene a number of years ago.
The menu is a who’s-who of French classics, from escargots and Coq au vin to boeuf bourguignon and ratatouille. When The Bistro first opened, Francophiles from around the island beat a path to its front door, taking seats at the bar for a custom cocktail before moving to a table either indoors or al fresco on the patio.
On Saturday, The Bistro is holding its Summer Party – a bistro blowout, if you will, before it closes for its August vacation.
It all starts with a special weekend happy hour from 5-7 p.m., showcasing some extraordinary cocktails, along with a four-course prix fixe menu for $45.
Should guests wish to be more devil-may-care, however, the a la carte menu will also be available.
The prix fixe menu offers two choices for each of the four courses. Diners can start with a shrimp and avocado cocktail or the cheese soufflé with micro greens, followed by French onion soup with Gruyere crostini or cream of mushroom and truffle soup.
The meal continues with poulet roti or the fresh catch of the day with cherry tomato, French beans, potato puree and brown butter citrus sauce, and concludes with crème brûlée or profiteroles.
“We hope that our regular guests and those new to our cuisine will come out for this special evening,” said James Sedgley, manager of The Bistro. “The prix fixe menu has been carefully created for the occasion, and of course, our cocktails are second-to-none.”
The bar has always been a talking point, but recently the ante has been upped by mixologist Laurie Eaton, who recently won the intense World Class Bartender competition in Cayman. That title gains him a spot in the international final later this year.
For reservations and information, call 623-6666 or visit the website at www.thebistro.ky.