Bistros combine the best attributes of a region into a memorable experience marked by traditional recipes, authentic ingredients, and artful arrangements that make the local marching band march with pride. Hone your loyalties with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of Mediterranean cuisine and wine at Bistro on Lincoln Park in Tremont.
At Bistro on Lincoln Park, executive chef Pete Joyce employs formal education and experience to combine French, Italian, and Spanish highlights into refined cuisine that utilizes local and seasonal ingredients whenever possible. Impatient palates delve into the Ohio goat-cheese tasting, which pairs Lake Erie Creamery goat-milk cheeses with herbed flatbread, accouterments, and a pristine plate ($15). Slowly braised shanks of Colorado lamb tie together a dish of potato purée, black-olive oil, mint, and a basil reduction sauce ($19), and pheasant kiev tempts diners' decorum with a foie-gras- and parsley-butter-stuffed breast enshrined by a cauliflower purée and truffled petite green salad ($19). Post main-plate consumption, tongues can twist sweetly around house-made ice cream made with organic Ohio cream ($5) or pound cake, which whisks together almond cake, nougat sauce, hazelnut-honey buttercream, candied pistachios, and candied lemon zest into 1.814 kilograms of metric joy ($7).
Like assets, some of the bistro's most brilliant items are both liquid and simple to consume. A selection of international wines by the bottle or by the glass stimulates conversation and conjoins the flavors of grapes and cuisine. The Casteggio pinot grigio ($7/glass) freshens the palate, and hearty reds such as the Colores del Sol malbec ($8/glass) and the Chateau Puycarpin red bordeaux ($12/glass) complement rustic fare and tablecloths alike. No matter what pours into the belly, all diners can soak up views in the spacious, neutrally toned dining room, which overlooks nearby Lincoln Park through its blanketing front windows.