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Blowin’ Hot and Cold
October 26th, 2016

Dear Friends and Customers of Solo Bistro:
Just as the election cycle is heating up to its quadrennial climax, the northerly breeze is delivering a decidedly different trend to temps outside and reminding us that the season for hot air is fading fast, frenzed final flourishes notwithstanding.
But while the winds of change may blow hot and cold, Chef Ray Franklyn stands strong amidst the tumult, a culinary colossus astride the entrance to a haven for folks who hunger for a meal with taste to tempt a mogul at a price to tempt a pinchpenny, offering a mouthwatering menu for a mere $17.99, weekly on Wednesdays.
Wednesday Special
This week’s $17.99 Wednesday Special goes to Goranson Farm for greens from Dresden, dressed in a lemon basil vinaigrette. A cold weather favorite, coq au vin, will coddle you with the warm flavor of chicken, slow-braised in red wine with carrots, celery, bacon and mushrooms and served over roasted red beets, accompanied by a quinoa salad. For dessert, a cranberry apple upside-down cake, topped (on the bottom) with whipped cream.
Friday Night Jazz October 28, 2016
Mike Beling returns to the New Space with his keyboard. Mike is a multi-talented musician who teaches piano at Bates College, plays jazz with several great combos, and is a sometime church organist to boot. He was a Presser Scholar at USM in S. Portland, from which he graduated summa cum laude in Piano Performance. Pretty great jazz from a Presser Scholar of Piano Performance, this Friday from 6:30 to 9:30 PM at Solo Bistro!
As always, we look forward to seeing you on Front Street in downtown Bath, where mixed metaphor and muddled meteorology meet in companionable mirth most days.

Pia & Will Neilson, Owners




Some glorious
October 19th, 2016

Dear Friends and Customers of Solo Bistro:
A soft mist is moistening the mid-coast, more or less the first precipitation since a slightly more substantial slug of rain slid by a week or so ago. All in all this fall has been one of the most spectacular one can recall. Driving the back roads, as circumstances have constrained this correspondent to do with some constancy this year, each corner has held its cornucopia of color, golds and reds and greens, sometimes backed by a cerulean sea or sky, a bruised purple bank of clouds, rising ranks of parti-colored hills or a massive rising moon. Each day this week has demanded its own grateful exclamation at the extravagant beauty spread out upon the landscape!
And speaking of extravagance, Chef Raymond Franklyn is inarguably the leading exponent of inexpensive excellence to be found for many, many miles, for which Exhibit A is this week’s $17.99 Wednesday Special . . . .
Wednesday Special
This week’s $17.99 Wednesday Special tips off with Tarbox Farm greens touched with balsamic vinaigrette. Following that, Chef Franklyn’s take on “Surf ‘n Turf” will titillate your taste buds and pleasure your palate with linguine pasta piled with ground lamb, Pemaquid mussels, caramelized fennel, basil tomato sauce and piquant red pepper flakes. And for the pudding . . . well, pudding, made with butternut squash and topped with candied pecans and whipped cream. A far cry from the squash from which we hid in the school cafeterias of our youth!
Friday Night Jazz October 21, 2016
Gary Wittner returns to the New Space with his guitar, his voice and his encyclopedic knowledge of the canon of jazz guitar – in fact, he himself wrote the section dealing with the work of one Thelonious Monk. A musician scholar sharing his art and study to delight you while you dine, this Friday from 6:30 to 9:30 PM at Solo Bistro!
As always, we look forward to seeing you on Front Street in downtown Bath, where the beauty and bounty of nature is inescapable, and gratefully celebrated with good friends.

Pia & Will Neilson, Owners




 
     
     
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