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Pseudo-biology in Bath
May 24th, 2016

Dear Friends and Customers of Solo Bistro:

Suddenly the silver-dollar-sized leaves of the maple outside the office window have doubled and tripled in the space of a mere week and half, covering the winged seeds which shortly will begin their corkscrewing descent to the patio below. Meanwhile the out-of-state plates are once again massing on the interstate arteries like so many red blood cells carrying economic oxygen out to the peninsular and even insular extremities among which we are privileged to live. The Memorial Day holiday and the season it brings with it, are upon us!

On this cool gray day on the cusp of summer, Chef Ray Franklyn’s fancy flies, it seems, to the culinary heritage of England in this week’s 3 course $17.99 Wednesday Special, the details of which follow . . .

Wednesday Special

Local greens again lead off, this time with a champagne vinaigrette and garlic chips. The main course will be a meat and mushroom pie: beef, lamb, pork, mushrooms and carrots cooked in dark stout and served in a golden puff pastry. That delicious course will be succeeded by a dessert of rhubarb curd and whipped cream – spring in a bowl!

Friday Night Jazz, May 27, 2016

Gary Wittner returns to the New Space at Solo Bistro with his guitar, his considerable musical chops, and his encyclopedic knowledge of the jazz canon — a masterful performer who knows how to follow the ebb-and-flow of dinner and conversation. If you’re looking for some quality jazz with your dinner, or vice-versa, you can fill the bill this Friday night at Solo Bistro with Gary Wittner from 6:30 to 9:30 PM!

As always, we look forward to seeing you on Front Street in downtown Bath, where cellular respiration is an avocation as well as a necessity!

Pia & Will Neilson, Owners

Fired up at the AFD
May 17th, 2016

Dear Friends and Customers of Solo Bistro:

Notwithstanding a succession of soggy Tuesdays this spring, the overall weather has been dry enough to create dangerously flammable conditions, even in the wetlands of the Kennebec estuaries. Such was the case last Thursday when a careless person flicked a cigarette into the marsh at the southern end of the Bald Head Road in Arrowsic, sparking the biggest brushfire in the area in ages.

The tiny Arrowsic Fire Department took the lead in preventing the spread of the fire to nearby homes in difficult terrain, stopping the blaze about 100 yards from the nearest house, with help from every fire department from Brunswick to Wiscasset and as far north as Dresden, plus a firefighting helicopter. Nothing on the scale of what now almost routinely happens in the west, but a dramatic event in the life of a little island town in Maine, nonetheless. It doesn’t really matter whether the fire is 5 or 500,000 acres when you are four or five people in a couple of modified pickup trucks heading down a steep woods road to face the flames at the bottom! Kudos to all involved!

Fortunately for us in Bath, the fieriest we get is a few bits of the spicy Japanese chile pepper known as togarashi in this week’s famous 3 course $17.99 Wednesday Special from Solo Bistro!

Wednesday Special

This week we start with local greens with radishes and a black garlic vinaigrette. The main course will be a stew of Dragonfly Cove duck with Tarbox Farm turnips, carrots, fingerling potatoes and fine herbs, finished with the aforementioned togarashi in a gremolata. For dessert we’ll have a buckwheat and almond cake drizzled with orange butterscotch and topped with whipped cream. Finest kind!

Friday Night Jazz, May 20, 2016

Vocalist Lorna Prescott pairs with piano man Mick Felder for an evening of fine food and fine jazz in the New Space at Solo Bistro this Friday night from 6:30 to 9:30 PM!

As always, we look forward to seeing you on Front Street in downtown Bath, where we get fairly fired up for food but otherwise are pretty chill . . . .

Pia & Will Neilson, Owners

Solo Bistro Bistro 128 front street, downtown bath maine, 207.443.3373
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