Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Bistro 19 (Strawberry Tasting)

Bistro 19 is another one of those restaurants that is one our favorites and yet we do not get there nearly often enough. Sometime in May, we received an email about their summer tasting menus. First up, June's Strawberry Tasting Menu. We decided to check it out.
We didn't opt for the wine pairing. It was a work night, so we ordered iced teas. Up first, Amuse Bouche: strawberry & brie on datenut bread with strawberry gastrique. Ripe, juicy strawberry, creamy brie, strawberry sauce, and tender datenut bread.
The 1st Course: basil gnocchi with strawberry pesto, basil, and fried carrots. The gnocchi were so light & melted in my mouth. Lots of basil & strawberry flavor. Thin, crispy, fried slivers of carrot. This was my favorite course of the evening.
The 2nd Course: seared scallop with strawberry & Prosecco glaze, strawberry pickled pear, & goat cheese polenta. The scallop was nicely cooked and the glaze delicious, but I couldn't get enough of the delicious, creamy goat cheese polenta.
The 3rd Course: grilled lamb T-bone with strawberry mint vinaigrette, strawberries, arugula, black pepper almond. We both love lamb, so this was a hit. I forgot to ask for mine to be a bit more well done, so I let SP eat the more rare portions of my lamb. The mint was refreshing and I really liked the mini salad with the lamb.
Dessert Course: strawberry sugar cookie trifle - strawberries, whipped cream, sugar cookie, strawberry jam. So good! Light, lots of ripe, juicy strawberries. I was getting full so SP happily finished mine.
We both really enjoyed our Strawberry Tasting meal. Service is always terrific when we dine at Bistro 19 and we've always had delicious meals. My parents frequently dine at Bistro 19 and really like it, too. My mom says it's her favorite place because, like me, she loves the Spinach & Artichoke Stuffed Black Tiger Shrimp.

We're looking forward to possibly going to the Tomato Tasting in July and the Peach Tasting in early August. There's also a Corn Tasting in late August.

Bistro 19 Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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