I had a very special meeting at Bistro 614. Love when I see pieces of my life falling into place…
We started with water…. lots of chilled water. Man oh man it was hot that day. I love the colors and space that has been created in Bistro 614. The art, stained glass, vintage bar down to the curiously, pretty mismatched plates. It’s a space that hugs you. Where you can have an intimate meal yet still sit snugly with diners at the table next to you.
I had been here last year with a friend, for the first time. We dined outdoors on a perfect summer day. I ordered the grilled portabella sandwich but was a bit disappointed and so never gave the Bistro a second chance. The portabella was not seasoned before it was grilled and the salt and pepper that I added did not help. Next time, I know to ask the chef to add some fresh herbs or garlic because I will be back…after this visit…will definitely be back.
The martini menu is popular but sometimes sweet drinks are not the order of the day , for me. There was a rosemary drink. Rosemary? No need to sat more. I’m a bit embarrassed to say I have no idea what was in this tonic because I just saw rosemary and said, “Yes please.” Suppose you will need to go for yourself to get the scoop on the bar creations.
This may sound pretentious but not the intent… but this looks like something I would make and am soooo glad I ordered because it was not long before it was all gobbled up! This was the spicy hummus dip with fresh grapes and lightly grilled, soft and warm naan bread. The flavor of the spicy hummus was much like my spicy dahl dip but the pleasure was in eating what someone else prepared.
The other meals ordered included the caprese salad with a grilled chicken addition (happy chickens I’m told) and the cheese and fruit platter. Both were perfect portion sizes to share as an appetizer or to have as a light meal on a hot, hot day.
The service was attentive, the restroom spotless and all in all looking forward to visiting again.