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Bittersweet Bistro

Dinner Menu


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

Starter Specials Sunday, July 5


(Starter specials change nightly.)

Asparagus Fries

ASPARAGUS FRIES...crunchy sesame, almond & corn crusted asparagus & lemon; japanese mayo & smoked paprika aioli...11.00

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

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

GREEK QUINOA & SPINACH SALAD...quinoa, spinach, romaine, tomato, cucumber, caper berries, red onion, kalamata olive, sweet peppers, feta cheese, oregano vinaigrette & feta-yogurt dressing...16.00

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

Chinese Long Beans

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

OAK ROASTED ARTICHOKE...castroville artichoke marinated in olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic & herbs; lemon aioli...14.50

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

DUNGENESS CRAB CAKES...organic mesclun greens; honey-dijon crème fraîche...14.00

Mushroom Crusted Duxelle Brie

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

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

THREE RAW OYSTERS...totten inlet 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...19.00

ABRUZZE PIZZETTA...rustic san marzano tomato sauce, abruzzese salame, burrata cheese, roasted garlic, oil cured olive & basil...19.00

CHICKEN TORTILLA SOUP...a spicy combination of chicken, fire-roasted tomatoes, tortillas, carrots, bermuda onions, celery, sweet peppers, chipotle chilies & sweet corn; simmered in a housemade chicken stock...9.50...cup 8.00

Entrée Specials Sunday, July 5


(Entrée specials change nightly.)

Strawberry Chipotle Glazed King Salmon

STRAWBERRY CHIPOTLE GLAZED LOCAL WILD KING SALMON...chili-garlic beurre blanc; mélange of jasmine, basmati & wild rice; stir-fried julienne vegetables...35.00; small plate...23.50

MEDITERRANEAN PASTA...fresh capellini pasta, tomato, pine nuts, kalamata olives, garlic, herbs, extra virgin olive oil, parmesan & feta cheeses...22.00; small plate...18.00

THYME CRUSTED SEA BASS...tartufata (black truffle) beurre blanc; au gratin potatoes & garlic spinach...34.00; small plate...23.00

Bittersweet Paella

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

PAN SEARED PETRALE SOLE...dill pesto beurre blanc; au gratin potatoes & seasonal vegetables...32.00; small plate...23.00

LOCAL KING SALMON EN PAPILLOTE...baked in parchment paper over spinach, zucchini, yellow squash, mushrooms, eggplant, kalamata olives, tomatoes, shallots, garlic & white wine...35.00

MACADAMIA CRUSTED ONO...mango-lime beurre blanc, stir-fried julienne vegetables, mélange of jasmine, basmati & wild rice...31.00; small plate...21.50

SESAME ENCRUSTED AHI TUNA...oriental soy-mustard sauce; mélange of jasmine, basmati & wild rice; stir-fried julienne vegetables...35.00; small plate...23.50

BABY BACK RIBS...1/2 rack baby back ribs; hawaiian BBQ sauce; french fries & coleslaw...24.00

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

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

Peppered Black Angus Rib Eye

PEPPERED BLACK ANGUS RIBEYE...gorgonzola cabernet demi-glaçe with crispy bermuda onions; garlic mashed potatoes & seasonal vegetables...35.00; small plate...23.50

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

Chicken Piccata

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

Starters

Prawn Martini

“PRAWNS 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, jicama-caper slaw & 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

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, sweet pepper, burmuda onion, pizziola sauce & mozzarella...16.50

GRAPE...grapes, caramelized onion, roasted garlic oil, rosemary, gorgonzola & provolone...16.50

FUNGHI...exotic mushroom, roasted garlic, caramelized onion, truffle oil & goat cheese...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 warm 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, calamari...19, prawn caesar...21.00, steak caesar...23.00

Carpaccio

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

BEET...roasted beet, feta, pickled bermuda onion, candied walnuts, 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, mushroom, avocado, caramelized onion, 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 pulled pork, bbq sauce, jalapeño jack cheese, jicama-caper slaw, crunchy jalapeño & pickle...15.00

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

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

BUCATINI & MEATBALLS...housemade meatballs with bolognese sauce...22.00; small plate...18.00

TRUFFLE GNOCCHI...truffle gnocchi tossed with chicken, roasted garlic, tartufata (black truffle), caramelized onion, spinach, crème fraîche & parmesan...21.00; small plate...17.00

BUCATINI & 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.