Du Jour Bistro & The Vines

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

2 comments ↓

#1 Bloom — A Bellingham Foodie Blog on 10.03.09 at 6:32 pm

[...] Bloom is a new restaurant that will be opening this year. So what? Lots of restaurants open every year? Well, not vegan restaurants, and in Bellingham to boot! A Community Food Coopster told me it will be located on Cornwall Avenue in the old Billiards space (across the street from The Vines). [...]

#2 Bloom Bellingham — A Bellingham Foodie Blog on 11.27.09 at 6:03 pm

[...] raw shortbread with a smear of raw dark chocolate. It was our antidote for an evening of wine from across the street. Bing, you are now again energized! Along with hazelnut chocolate coconut ice cream we were too [...]

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