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Hoppin’ Hallows & Pollock Perfection
October 29th, 2014

Dear Friends and Customers of Solo Bistro:

Chef Franklyn and Solo Bistro had a triumphant return to the Harvest on the Harbor festival last week! We offered bite-sized servings of house cured pollock with pickled root vegetables from Goranson and Tarbox Farms and a drop of savory squash purée. It was a feast for the eyes as well as the palate, and had many people circling back time and again for multiple bites, which kept the Chef and SMCC Culinary Program student and Solo Bistro intern Will Butler busy replenishing the table.

If you weren’t able to get one of the 350 tickets at Portland’s Ocean Gateway, you’ll have another chance to try that dish because Chef Franklyn is curing another batch to serve as amuse-bouches at a special sustainable fisheries dinner we are hosting with the Gulf of Maine Research Institute on Sunday November 16 at 6:30 PM. The dinner will also feature Atlantic pollock in the main dish, but more to come on this later!

In the meantime, there is plenty of great food and drink to be had every day at Solo Bistro (except Mondays, now that were back to six days a week in service), but none more economical than the famous Solo Bistro 3 Course $17.99 Wednesday Special, including its own fabulous pollock preparation this week. Read on!

Wednesday Special

This week the $17.99 Wednesday Special will begin with Kennebec root veg soup, with a swirl of sun-dried tomato crème fraiche. That will be followed by a plate of perfectly seared Pollock with cardinal sauce (a white sauce made with lobster stock), sautéed broccoli and porcini mushroom rice finished with garlic and shallot chips! For dessert, white balsamic poached pear with house-made fennel chocolate chip ice cream. Where, oh where, could you find a menu like that for $17.99, except Solo Bistro on a Wednesday?

Friday Night Jazz October 31

All Hallows’ Eve will be hoppin’ in the New Space with saxman Ralph Norris standing in for Gabriel, assisted by pluperfect piano player Mickey Felder at the ivories. If trick-or-treating and candy are no longer on your Halloween program, there’s fun and food fit for feasting at Solo this final Friday of October with Norris and Felder from 6:30 – 9:30 PM!

As always, we look forward to seeing you on Front Street in downtown Bath, where superficial superstition is superseded by superlative suppers!

Pia & Will Neilson, Owners

Deluvian Distraction
October 22nd, 2014

Dear Friends and Customers of Solo Bistro:

The first big weather event of the season appears to be in the offing, leaving little time for linguistic luxuriating by lollygaggers who let themselves be lulled into delay to finally turn to . . . . Be that as it may, the $17.99 Wednesday Special at Solo Bistro is always well worth waiting for!

Wednesday Special

This week’s $17.99 Wednesday Special will begin with a salad of local farm lettuce dressed in a roasted shallot and caper vinaigrette. The main course will be orrechiette (little ear) pasta with roasted red peppers, zucchini and feta cheese in a lemon herb sauce, which will in turn be followed by cranberry bread pudding with white chocolate and apple cider cajeta, a sort of goat’s milk dulce de leche that is devilishly delectable!.

Friday Night Jazz October 24

Jazz-guitar guru and all-around good guy Gary Wittner returns this Friday to serenade those who sup in the New Space from 6:30 – 9:30 PM! Finest kind!

As always, we look forward to seeing you on Front Street in downtown Bath, where brevity, if not quite the soul of wit, is, as everywhere, at least brief!

Pia & Will Neilson, Owners

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