My new favorite place to dine. Don't miss it! Du Jour Bistro is my friend Paula's favorite. Now, I also highly recommend it.
The restaurant space serves as a wine store, too. So when you enter, you walk past walls of wine for sale and that are part of the decor of the restaurant. There are about a dozen tables; half with subdued lighting. It was very nice to get one of those in a corner with Tom. Our server was kind, courteous and knowledgable about wine.
The menu offers small plates, big plates and soups & salads. There is something for every one of my moods and desires. We each chose a small plate: Tom ordered the bison meatballs w/red wine tomato sauce and morels and I ate tomatillo chipotle chicken w/white cheddar and black bean polenta. The meal was excellent. Light, flavorful and perfect portion. Tom had a Louis Latour Pinot Noir and I loved my Borsao Grenache Tempranillo. I even took some home. They serve wine by the glass, or the bottle with a $5 corkage fee. The prices are very reasonable.
There were many delicious meal options. The Small Plate menu also had a vegetarian calzone w/soup or salad and prawn pesto artichoke pizza w/feta.
Soup & Salad offerings included organic greens w/sherry vinaigrette (small or large), spinach and roma tomato w/bermuda onion, house made ricotta and balsam vinaigrette, creamy poached garlic & leek soup or Bill's soup du jour.
Big Plates were spaghetti w/Spanish meat sauce, slow roast leg of lamb garlic studded over fennel spiced white beans, tomato broth and a daily seafood special.
There were five desserts to pick from. Crumbles, sorbets. We shared a red wine infused dark chocolate granache w/berry topping and dollop of whipped heavy cream. Wonderful.
This is from their Summer menu. I look forward to sampling each seasons, along with the server's recommended wine pairing.
1319 Cornwall Ave 714-1161 Bistro reservations recommended. Now added to the Bellingham Wine Shops page