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Blowin hot & cold
October 15th, 2014

Dear Friends and Customers of Solo Bistro:

This weekend finally brought a frost to the lower reaches of the Kennebec estuaries, and Monday brought another. A Sunday night dog walk called for ear flaps and gloves, but by Monday night mild tropical air was again blowing in, and an early morning walk on Tuesday in shirtsleeves and a ball cap left one overheated. Trees exposed to the wind have largely lost their fall finery, but in the peninsular forests the regalia is ratcheting right up. Out in the salt marshes the spartina grass has yellowed from green to buff above the blackened roots, and only the seed heads retain a tinge of yellowish green, lending the marsh a layer cake look at low tide. And in the heavens, long-absent-Orion is back, charging up from the eastern horizon before bedtime . . . .

And speaking of charges, if you love to eat out, but like to lessen the impact of the essen on the wallet, there is no better way do so than the famous Solo Bistro 3 Course $17.99 Wednesday Special!

Wednesday Special


This week’s $17.99 Wednesday Special will begin with a salad of Tarbox Farm spicy greens, cucumbers and pickled onions in a champagne vinaigrette. The main course will be ratatouille, that delicious Provençal vegetable stew featuring eggplant, bell peppers, tomatoes, squash, onions, garlic and fresh herbs served over Sicilian fregula pasta. Dessert remains a mystery for the moment, but will no doubt delight!

Friday Night Jazz October 17

Flash and Tina Allen return to Solo’s New Space with their extensive repertoire of jazz classics, Flash at the keyboard and Tina at the mike. Two talented troupers, Flash and Tina are consummate crowd pleasers — don’t miss them in Bath this Friday, October 17 from 6:30 – 9:30 PM!

As always, we look forward to seeing you on Front Street in downtown Bath, where the weather may blow hot or cold, but consistent culinary quality is king!


Pia & Will Neilson, Owners




Ars Gratia Artis
October 8th, 2014

Dear Friends and Customers of Solo Bistro:

Today brings a fresh, if balmy, breeze, the likes of which we have hardly seen over the remarkably benign last month or two. Frost has yet to give the leaves along the coast a polychromatic poke, and with today’s wind and later rain, many will, no doubt, have left their lofty perches long before the frigid tincture is applied. If the brilliance of this year’s foliage is somewhat muted at midday (more probably from lack of moisture than lack of frost, in fact), at least the lovely light of the early morning lends luster to the otherwise anemic anthocyanins, xanthophylls, carotenoids and other colorants lingering in chlorophyll-depleted leaves. On cooler mornings that multicolored luster illuminates curling wreaths and billows of mist rising off the still-warm-waters of the Kennebec like some ethereal Chinese lanterns, lit and lifted by their own internal fires.

And speaking of autumn’s natural artistry, it certainly bears mentioning that this week ArtVan, a mobile youth arts program, is celebrating its 10th birthday with a week-long fundraiser in collaboration with a number of restaurants in L-A, Brunswick and Bath. Solo Bistro has crafted a special cocktail we’re calling the “Starving Artist,” with muddled lemons and cranberries, organic apple cider, gin and ginger beer, and will donate a portion of Starving Artist sales this week to support the good work of ArtVan. And of course you can come on in for the famous 3 Course $17.99 Wednesday Special and save enough on the meal to enjoy the cocktail and help out ArtVan into the bargain!

Wednesday Special


The pre-Columbus Day prix fixe $17.99 Wednesday Special, will begin with caramelized Spanish onion soup with pecorino cheese. That will be followed by fennel-buttered and oven roasted Gulf of Maine pollock, served over sautéed beans and butter cream mashed potatoes, and topped with Catalonian romesco sauce. Dessert will be a chocolate fudge brownie with raspberry sauce and whipped cream. Perfect for anyone who’s hungry and looking for a great deal, regardless of artistic talent!

Friday Night Jazz October 10

Saxophonist and singer Liz Matta returns to the New Space at Solo this week with keyboard and vocal maven Rebecca Wing. These two have been playing together as the Matta-Wing Combo for a number of years now, and they just keep getting better and better – and they were darn good to start with! If musical arts of the jazz variety are up your alley, don’t miss the Matta-Wing Combo in Bath this Friday, October 10 from 6:30 – 9:30 PM at Solo Bistro!

As always, we look forward to seeing you on Front Street in downtown Bath, where good food, good drink and good works are acknowledged ingredients of the art of living well.


Pia & Will Neilson, Owners




 
     
     
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