Bistro Etcetera, on Main Street is a petite culinary gem. Karen Melanie LaRocco, owner/ chef, serves exciting, new american food with a diverse menu. The restaurant is quaint, with dark wood floors, wood panelling and assorted paintings, & wall adornments. There is also a small well stocked bar.
When we arrived on a warm spring evening, Chef Karen proceeded to serve us a series of incredibly delicious dishes to sample her culinary skills.
Our menu for the evening began with:
Meatballs in a rich natural gravy made with House Ground Beef & Pork ~ Ancho Chile Tomato Sauce ~ Topped with Shaved Manchego Cheese.
This was followed by two large denver lamb ribs, gluten free and accompanied by Tzatziki & Honey Lemon Black Pepper Dipping Sauces.
We then were served a fabulous Roasted Beet Salad, endive,candied walnuts, maytag blue cheese, lemon vinaigrette, and thinly sliced beets.
Our appetizers were followed by an assortment of incredible entrees
:A sensational Skirt Steak, perfectly portioned, tender, juicy, gluten free with Argentinean Chimichurri ~ Warm Potato Salad ~ Haricot Vert. On par with the very best New York Steak houses.
Wild Striped Bass Fillet
Wild Mushrooms ~ Wilted Spinach ~ Roasted Grape Tomatoes ~ Crisp Risotto Cake- colorful, delicious and exciting.
For Dessert- a plate of assorted home baked pastries came out on a sparkling white platter:
Apple Strudel Served Warm ~ Vanilla Gelato w/ Walnuts ~
Raspberry Linzer Tart
carrot cake- Each and every dessert was a winner!
Our meal from beginning to end was superb;
the service excellent and the ambiance, laid back and enjoyable.
Kudos to Chef Karen for a fabulous meal and her gracious hospitality.
43 Main Street