Dining etiquette requires one to use a soupspoon for gazpacho, a dessertspoon for crème brûlée, and chopsticks for fitting in when dining with walrus. Learn to harness an arsenal of utensils with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of Euro-inspired gourmet fare at Dwight's Bistro in Jacksonville Beach.
Captained by chef Dwight Delude, Dwight's Bistro abides by the culinary standards of La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, aiming to craft dishes and a convivial ambiance in the Parisian spirit of the 13th-century royal goose roaster guild. Guests can coil tongues into shell-shaped helices for bites of the escargot appetizer glossed with garlic and shallot butter ($13). A quartet of handmade jumbo ravioli stuffed with the special filling of the day cavorts in a red sauce ($27), and sea scallops prepped scampi style nestle against standard entree sides of grilled vegetables and pasta ($36). Alternately, a pair of marinated and grilled quails ($29) roost atop plates, permitting patrons to scientific hypotheses concerning the value of a bird in the hand.
The bistro's wine list matches upscale eats with red, white, and sparkling libations. The interior’s every surrounding surface is divvied into glimmering pieces of mosaic tile; customers can search for the single scratch-and-sniff piece, or peek into the open kitchen for a panoramic view of cooking techniques.
Inside Dwight's Bistro, wall-to-wall mosaic tiles offer an eyeful of crafted wine bottles, goblets, and swirls colorfully pieced together. Chef and owner Dwight Delude's bistro cuisine is just as eclectic. Diners savor lamb chops in mint jelly and mouthfuls of filet mignon and enjoy handmade pasta, featured in the restaurant's rotating selection of jumbo ravioli. To wash down these delectable dishes, guests can choose from an extensive list of red, white, and sparkling wines.