Solo Bistro





Our Peeps . . .
April 16th, 2014

Dear Friends and Customers of Solo Bistro:

The local peepers found their voices last week, and those voices have now swelled to a whole Hallelujah chorus’s worth of amphibian acclamation. The ospreys are back as well, including the pair that nest on the Witch Spring Hill powerline pylon. Concomitantly, the snow banks have shrunk back into the darker gullies and hollows, leaving the roadsides limned in grit and litter previously piled within by repeated plowing. By Easter Sunday even those last refuges of winter will likely have surrendered to spring’s sure advance, and perhaps some daffodils will by then have raised their bright trumpets to silently sound a triumphal fanfare for the same! So may one hope, at least!

And in that age-old strife between hope for beauty and bounty against the pinched and pessimistic fear of failure that dares not act upon potential, thereby precluding it, what should ride to the rescue promising delight at a price approvable by even the most miserly, but the $17.99 Wednesday Special from Solo Bistro, now followed by its equally delectable comrade-in-arms, the Solo Sunday Brunch – a regular culinary cavalry in the struggle against mealtime mediocrity!

Wednesday Special

The kitchen is smokin’ this week after the excitement of last weekend’s festivities following the christening of the Zumwalt – and what they’re smokin’ is tomatoes for the first course’s smoked tomato soup with parmesan cheese! Then comes a pan-seared statler chicken breast with an orange and olive glaze, accompanied by sautéed kale and squash couscous. For dessert, it’s banana butterscotch pudding with a chocolate snap cookie and whipped cream.

Friday Night Jazz April 18

The New Space at Solo brings back pianist Jesse Feinberg together with the guru of jazz guitar, Gary Wittner, for some sophisticated sounds to sup with this Friday evening from 6:30 to 9:30 PM.

As always, we look forward to seeing you on Front Street in downtown Bath, where we do our part in the cosmic karma crusade in bite-sized bits, but with relish!

Pia & Will Neilson, Owners

Sputtering from Digital Servitude
April 9th, 2014

Dear Friends and Customers of Solo Bistro:

On a day where cyber warfare is in the news, it is doubly disquieting to have one’s work upended by the relatively low grade malevolence of merely commercial malware!

Finding oneself digitally and temporally constrained by the hazards of a world revealed to be uncomfortably more like that portrayed in the The Matrix than one would hope, one is grateful to give way to the substantive and succulent sustenance supplied by Chef Ray Franklyn and his colleagues in the bricks-and-mortar setting of Solo Bistro. And such sustenance, of course, is seldom more seductively priced than when it is the subject of the Solo Bistro $17.99 Wednesday Special . . . .

Wednesday Special

This week’s Special starts with a salad of organic greens, marinated tomatoes, champagne vinaigrette and parmesan cheese. The salad will be succeeded by chicken linguini with country olives, chopped tomatoes, artichoke hearts and spinach in a shallot and garlic butter sauce, topped with brioche bread crumbs. Brilliant! Sweet polenta cake surmounted by blueberry sauce and whipped cream supplies the swan song.

And don’t forget Solo serves sweet and savory Sunday brunch along with superlative spirits from 10 to 2 every Sunday. Some good!

Friday Night Jazz April 11

USM Music School Professor Bill Street blows into Bath with his saxophone this Friday, in the company of standout USM Music School grad Mike Beling at the keyboard. Mike won all kinds of awards while at USM, and he is currently making quite a name for himself in southern Maine, while Bill is one of the premier sax men in our state. Some super music in the New Space at Solo this Friday from 6:30 to 9:30 PM!

As always, we look forward to seeing you on Front Street in downtown Bath, where neither sounding like the sibilant serpent from The Jungle Book nor superficial cinematic similes diminish the sumptuous suppers to be found!

Pia & Will Neilson, Owners

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