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Prequinox
September 17th, 2014

Dear Friends and Customers of Solo Bistro:

Fall continues trying to elbow its way to the front of the line in this the last week before the sun sinks below the equator for the next half year and it officially succeeds summer. This morning’s weather forecast teased the possibility of a frost on Thursday, but this evening’s has walked back the hype, for Bath at least. Though the arboreal canyons through which our roads run are marginally less monochromatic each day, they have as yet barely hinted at their potential glory.

That notwithstanding, the panoply of winter squash has begun to unfold upon the tables of the local farmers’ markets, and so, of course, upon those of Solo Bistro, beginning with tomorrow’s famous $17.99 Wednesday Special!

Wednesday Special

Chef Franklyn proposes to commence this week’s Wednesday Special with a coconut and butternut squash soup garnished with chopped basil. The main course will be a yellow curry chicken breast with salad of farro, artichoke bottoms, tomatoes, cucumbers and fresh herbs. For dessert, a fabulous fall fruit and vegetable finale in the form of an apple fennel crisp with a whipped cream topping.

Friday Night Jazz September 19

Jazz singer Lorna Prescott returns with piano man Mickey Felder to delight the diners in the New Space with classic jazz on the final Friday before fall formally becomes the season of record. This Friday, September 19, from 6:30 – 9:30 PM!

As always, we look forward to seeing you on Front Street in downtown Bath, where autumn offers prandial pleasures aplenty for peripatetic leaf peepers and permanent residents alike!


Pia & Will Neilson, Owners




CArpe Diem! (and share)
September 10th, 2014

Dear Friends and Customers of Solo Bistro:

It is September. Glorious weather, and the other-than-summer routines return. Schools and most colleges are back in session, noticeably raising the average age on the streets of Bath; churches and civic organizations are ramping up their programs – the local United Way Campaign kicked-off this very evening at the Maine Maritime Museum – and a palpable plunge of the mercury has got people raising the tempo of pretty much every activity. The civic stuff stands out as one of Bath’s particular strengths, perhaps as a result of the extensive connections among the many folks whose families have lived here time out of mind, combined with a participatory predilection among folks in the self-selecting pool from “away” who choose to come here.

Quite coincidentally while writing the above, someone pointed out a forthcoming study showing that a shared experience is felt more intensely than a solitary one, and it comes to mind that in a town where generations have grown up together, there is no shortage of shared experience that might be a source of Bath’s brand of civic glue . . . .

And given that study’s particular finding that pleasant tasting food tastes even better when enjoyed in company, what could possibly be a better idea than tomorrow’s 3 course $17.99 Wednesday Special, where you can join the crowd eating Chef Franklyn’s already fabulous food and thus enjoy it even more, and for $17.99!!!

Wednesday Special

The Kennebec Valley cornucopia continues to pour forth its summer vegetable bounty, and Chef Franklyn is determined to make the most of this happy moment while it lasts! This week’s Wednesday Special will begin with a salad of organic Goranson Farm spinach and house-pickled onions, dressed in a sesame vinaigrette. The main event will be vegetable teriyaki, featuring bell peppers, bok choy, zucchini and eggplant from several local farms, sautéed with garlic and ginger and tamari sauce. Dessert will be a ginger cream shortcake with mixed fruits and whipped cream!

Friday Night Jazz September 12

This Friday we welcome back Jesse Feinberg at the keyboard and Solo New Space newbie Joshua DeScherer, composer, conductor and crackerjack contrabassist. Now a resident of Brunswick with an undergraduate music degree from Colby and a masters from Tufts, local headline copy could quite correctly crow, “Boffo Brunswick Bassist in Duo at Solo in Bath!” Jesse’s a crowd pleasin’ pianist who’s been delighting diners at Solo Bistro for nearly a decade, so expect great jazz this Friday from 6:30 – 9:30 PM!

As always, we look forward to seeing you on Front Street in downtown Bath, where sharing good food in good company makes it great!


Pia & Will Neilson, Owners




 
     
     
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