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Bittersweet Bistro

Dinner Menu


(Menu items & prices subject to change without notice.)

Starter Specials Wednesday, August 20


(Starter specials change nightly.)
Bittersweet Bistro's Appetizer Plate for Two

BITTERSWEET BISTRO’S APPETIZER PLATE FOR TWO...two of each: classic sliders & chicken scallion taquitos; small portions of our crispy monterey bay calamari & sweet potato fries...23.00

CORNBREAD...cast iron baked cornbread, with candied jalapeños & J&C cheese; apple maple butter...5.00

GRILLED STONE FRUIT SALAD...grilled nectarines, peaches, pickled red onions, candied walnuts, prosciuttos, mesclun greens, arugula, gorgonzola cheese and spiced cider vinaigrette...16.00; small plate...14.00

GREEK SALAD...romaine lettuce, avocado, tomato, bermuda onion, feta cheese, kalamata olive, cucumber, sweet pepper & oregano vinaigrette...15.00; small plate...13.00

Chinese Long Beans

CHINESE LONG BEANS...tempura dipped long beans; served with a spicy-soy dipping sauce...14.00

FIRE ROASTED MISSION FIG SALAD...wood roasted figs, orange, mesclun greens, point reyes blue cheese; balsamic glaze & hazelnut vinaigrette...15.00; small plate...13.00

HEIRLOOM TOMATO SALAD...heirloom tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, mesclun greens, crostinis, marinated olives, basil oil & balsamic glaze...14.50

STONE FRUIT BRUSHETTA...stone fruit, prosciutto, truffle honey, basil & ricotta cheese...12.00

MUSHROOM DUXELLE CRUSTED BRIE...roasted garlic, toasted baquette, arugula & reduction & truffle honey...15.00

Stuffed Mushrooms

STUFFED MUSHROOMS...filled with butternut squash polenta, crème fraîche & fresh herbs; parmesan cheese...11.00

OYSTERS ROCKEFELLER...(note: shucked & baked to order, these can take awhile) oysters rockefeller style (our rendition of a classic)...8.50

THREE RAW OYSTERS...washington state oysters served with cocktail sauce...7.50

Oyster Shooters

SCREAMIN’ OYSTER SHOOTERS...two shooters of raw oyster, housemade cocktail sauce & a float of serrano chili vodka...9.50

FIG PIZZETTA...black mission figs, roasted garlic, caramelized onions, hoisin sauce, gorgonzola & smoked mozzarella ...17.00

MINESTRONE SOUP...a delicious combination of white beans, pasta, carrots, onions, celery, summer squash, peppers, mushrooms, tomato, parsnip, rutabaga, turnip, golden beet, celeriac & garlic; simmered in a housemade vegetable stock; topped with basil-pesto & parmesan cheese...9.50...cup 8.00

TOMATO BASIL SOUP...a delicious combination of tomatoes, carrot, garlic, onion, celery, basil & a touch of cream; simmered in a housemade vegetable stock...9.50...cup 8.00

Entrée Specials Wednesday, August 20


(Entrée specials change nightly.)

Bittersweet Paella

BITTERSWEET PAELLA...imported paella rice with assorted fresh fish, prawns, calamari, clams, chicken, chorizo sausage, sweet peppers, tomatoes, green beans, garlic, shallots & saffron...33.00

PAN SEARED MONTEREY BAY PETRALE SOLE...white wine, lemon, shallot & caper sauce; au gratin potatoes & seasonal vegetables...31.00; small plate...21.50

PARMESAN BASIL CRUSTED HALIBUT...basil pesto beurre blanc; au gratin potatoes & garlic spinach...35.00; small plate...23.50

PLUM SAMBAL GLAZED WILD MONTEREY BAY KING SALMON...chili-garlic sauce; mélange of jasmine, basmati & wild rice; stir-fried julienne vegetables...35.00; small plate...23.50

MAPLE SOY MARINATED SKIRT STEAK...cabernet demi-glaçe; garlic mashed potatoes & seasonal vegetables...31.00; small plate...21.50

BRAVEHEART BLACK ANGUS FILET MIGNON...gorgonzola cabernet demi-glaçe; garlic mashed potatoes & seasonal vegetables...38.00; small plate...25.00

PEPPERED BRAVEHEART BLACK ANGUS NEW YORK STEAK...gorgonzola cabernet demi-glaçe with crisp bermuda onion rings; garlic mashed potatoes & roasted garlic spinach...34.00; small plate...23.00

BEEF STROGANOFF...sautéed filet tips with exotic mushrooms, caramelized onions, garlic, spinach, white wine, brandy, fresh herbs & sour cream served over linguini pasta...32.00; small plate...22.00

CHICKEN PICCATA...pan seared chicken breast with a white wine, lemon & caper sauce; au gratin potatoes & seasonal vegetables...24.00; small plate...19.50

SMOKED ST. LOUIS RIBS...1/2 rack house smoked ribs; hawaiian bbq sauce, stone fruit slaw...21.00

Starters

Prawn Martini

PRAWN “MARTINI”...organic mesclun greens & housemade cocktail sauce...14.00

WOOD FIRED ARTICHOKE, CRAB & CRAYFISH DIP...a creamy combination of artichokes, crab, crayfish, caramelized onions & fresh herbs; topped with swiss cheese & baked in our wood fired stove...13.50

GARLIC BREAD...francese bread, topped with our own roasted garlic spread & parmesan cheese...8.50

SWEET POTATO FRIES...mango-chili aioli & ranch dressing...9.50

BISTRO FRIES...classic french fries; ancho chili mayo...8.50

CRISPY MONTEREY BAY CALAMARI...spicy rémoulade...16.00

CHICKEN SCALLION TAQUITOS...tomatillo-avocado salsa & sriracha sour cream...10.00

STEAMERS...fresh clams simmered in a roasted garlic, crushed red pepper flakes, white wine & lemon herb broth...17.50

Bittersweet Sliders

BITTERSWEET SLIDERS...mini braveheart black angus beef patties; american cheese, tomato & special sauce...10.00

PULLED PORK SLIDERS...house smoked pork, caramelized onion & bbq sauce...10.00

Wood Fired Pizzettas

BACON CHICKEN RANCH...chicken, bacon, roasted garlic, caramelized onion, sun-dried tomato, ranch dressing & smoked mozzarella...16.50

ITALIAN SAUSAGE...housemade italian sausage, roasted sweet pepper, bermuda onion, pizziola sauce & mozzarella...16.50

PEPPERONI...pepperoni, pizziola sauce & mozzarella...16.50

GREEK...sun-dried tomato, roasted garlic, kalamata olive, pizziola sauce, feta & mozzarella...16.50

MEAT LOVERS...italian sausage, pepperoni, ham, bacon, pizziola sauce & mozzarella...18.50

Wood Fired Pizzettas

VEGETARIAN...sun-dried tomato, roasted garlic, mushroom, pizziola sauce & mozzarella...16.50

MARGHERITA...tomato, fresh mozzarella & basil...16.50

HAWAIIAN...hickory smoked ham, pineapple, pizziola sauce & mozzarella...16.50

Salads

GARDEN VEGETABLE...organic mesclun salad, garden vegetables, candied walnuts &; balsamic vinaigrette...13.00...with point reyes blue cheese...15.00

GOAT CHEESE...panko crusted goat cheese, arugula, romaine, orange, apple, candied walnuts & pomegranate vinaigrette...15.00

Ranch Salad

RANCH...hearts of romaine, bacon, boursin cheese crostinis, marinated tomato & classic ranch dressing...14.50

CAESAR...a classic rendition with romaine hearts...11.50; add: anchovies...1.50, chicken caesar...18.50, prawn caesar...20.00, steak caesar...22.00

Carpaccio

ANGUS BEEF CARPACCIO...thin slices of raw angus beef, capers, bermuda onion, dijon mustard, arugula & shaved pecorino romano...16.50

BEET...roasted beets, feta, organic mesclun greens & honey-dijon vinaigrette...14.00

ASIAN AHI TUNA SALAD...mesclun greens, red bell pepper, carrot, orange, almond, jicama, crispy noodle, mango-sake vinagrette & soy mustard dipping sauce...23.00

Sandwiches


(Served with bistro fries. Substitute sweet potato fries or a bistro or caesar side salad add 2.50. Add to any sandwich bacon, mushrooms, avocado, caramelized onions, jack, cheddar, swiss, american or blue cheese for 2.25 each. Gluten free bun 1.00.)

Steak Sandwich

BRAVEHEART STEAK SANDWICH...caramelized bermuda onion, garlic-parmesan toasted francese bread...18.00

BITTERSWEET BURGER...1/3 pound braveheart black angus beef patty...12.00

ORGANIC VEGAN MALIBU BURGER...11.00

PULLED PORK SANDWICH...house smoked pork, caramelized onion & bbq sauce...12.50

CRUNCHY CHICKEN SANDWICH...crunchy sesame, almond and corn crust, ancho chili mayo on a ciabatta roll...13.00

Pastas


(Gluten-free pasta available - add 2.00. Takes a bit of time. We use linguini in all of our pasta dishes.)

SEAFOOD PUTTANESCA...prawns, clams, calamari, assorted fish, tomatoes, garlic, shallots, crushed red chili flakes, capers, herbs & red wine (a spicy dish)...27.00; small plate...22.00

CHICKEN BASIL PESTO...chicken, basil pesto, summer squash, tomato, garlic and roasted garlic butter...22.00; small plate...18.00

MEDITERRANEAN...tomato concassé, kalamata olives, garlic, fresh herbs, parmesan & feta...21.00; small plate...17.00

LINGUINI & CLAMS...fresh clams, garlic, shallots, lemon, white wine, fresh herbs & roasted garlic butter...22.00; small plate...18.00

Side Dishes


Au Gratin Potatoes...7.50   Garlic Mashed Potatoes...7.50
Seasonal Vegetables...7.50   Sautéed Mushrooms...8.50
Sautéed Garlic Spinach...7.50


Split Plate Charge...6.00


Menu Prepared by Chef-Proprietor Thomas Vinolus


We use trans-fat free cooking oil. All fried items come In contact with gluten and almonds.