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Color Commentary
August 27th, 2014

Dear Friends and Customers of Solo Bistro:

A glorious, golden end to the summer season is unfolding on the midcoast. The apple trees are heavy with fruit, the poison ivy around the local saltmarsh is reddening, and there are a few more small points of orange and red among the rangier maples. But it remains, unmistakably and energetically, high summer. This morning as I walked the dog through a stand of beech, birch and oak, the early morning fog which had been gradually thinning, suddenly broke and yellow light flooded in from the side, lighting the woods from within and turning the dark, late-summer leaves to a brilliant green, a visual fanfare of photosynthesizing hallelujahs from a chlorophyll chorus!

And speaking of brilliant summer greens, who can forget their customary place at the head of the culinary cavalcade that is the 3 course $17.99 Wednesday Special at Solo Bistro?

Wednesday Special

This week’s lovely local lettuce lead-off to the Wednesday Special will be delivered dressed in a delicious balsamic vinaigrette. Next up will be stewed shrimp and ground lamb with sweet bell peppers, tomatoes, leeks and pecorino cheese over basmasti rice in a tour de force of edible ecumenism. Batting clean-up will be a Maine blueberry cupcake with fresh mint whipped cream. Talk about a home run for the local team!

Friday Night Jazz August 29

The fifth and final Friday of this August will shift the focus from green to blue as Sue Sheriff and Pete Blue return in their Sue ‘n Blue piano-jazz-and-vocal combo to chase away such end-of-summer blues as may arise at the outset of the season’s valedictory holiday hurrah from 6:30 – 9:30 PM in the New Space at Solo Bistro.

As always, we look forward to seeing you on Front Street in downtown Bath, where one can find a full spectrum of the finest kind of food, drink and fellowship!


Pia & Will Neilson, Owners




Amiable Alimentation
August 20th, 2014

Dear Friends and Customers of Solo Bistro:

If this morning’s forecast is to be believed, we are in the midst of the best week of the summer. Hints of the coming change of season appear here and there – a flash or two of color in marshy scrub trees, the browning of chestnut leaves, striped bass coming back on the flats, and most of all the clear, dry air that makes for warm days and cool nights. Not yet elegiac, it is a time of plenty, with gardens and farmers markets brimming with their beautiful bounty, and of pleasure, both prandial and social, each enhancing the other, as good friends and good food are wont to do.

And, of course, where better to enjoy good friends and food for an almost freakishly frugal price than Solo Bistro on a Wednesday evening, when the 3 course $17.99 Wednesday Special is on offer? Nowhere, this correspondent immodestly, but sincerely, suggests!

Wednesday Special

This week’s menu will begin with farm fresh lettuce, deliciously dressed in a champagne vinaigrette. For the main course, Chef Franklyn proposes a Mediterranean inspired dish of chicken sautéed with farm tomatoes, capers, country olives, kale and feta in a lemon-white wine butter sauce over torchio pasta. For dessert, a chocolate brownie finished with a dab of strawberry jam and a dollop of whipped cream. Frankly fantastic!

Friday Night Jazz August 22

Saxophonist Bill Street of USM and piano-man Mike Beling will be spicing up the fourth Friday of this five-Friday month with their sophisticated, syncopated and much celebrated jazz talent from 6:30 – 9:30 PM at Solo Bistro.

As always, we look forward to seeing you on Front Street in downtown Bath, where in weather fair and foul, friends are fêted with good food and drink, and heartfelt gratitude for the pleasure of their fellowship!


Pia & Will Neilson, Owners




 
     
     
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