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Bittersweet Bistro

Dinner Menu


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

Starter Specials Saturday, August 29


(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

FIRE ROASTED FIG SALAD...wood roasted black mission fig, 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

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

Chinese Long Beans

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

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

HOUSEMADE DUNGENESS CRAB, CRAYFISH & ARTICHOKE DIP...a creamy combination of artichokes, dungeness crab, crayfish, caramelized onions & fresh herbs; topped with swiss cheese & baked in our wood fired oven...13.75

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

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

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...dabob bay 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, hoison sauce, gorgonzola & smoked mozzarella...19.00

EXOTIC MUSHROOM SOUP...a delicious combination of shitake, oyster & cremini mushrooms, onions, celery, garlic & a touch of cream; simmered in a housemade vegetable stock...9.50...cup 8.00

CHILLED GAZPACHO...a classic combination of heirloom tomatoes, sweet peppers, cucumbers, celery, poblano & jalapeño chili, cilantro & garlic...9.50...cup 8.00

Entrée Specials Saturday, August 29


(Entrée specials change nightly.)

Strawberry Chipotle Glazed King Salmon

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

BLACKENED SNAPPER...blood orange ginger beurre blanc; au gratin potatoes, sautéed garlic spinach & sweet local corn...24.00; small plate...17.00

MACADAMIA CRUSTED SEA BASS...blackberry beurre blanc; mélange of jasmine, basmati & wild rice; stir-fried fried julienne vegetables...35.00; small plate...23.50

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

SESAME ENCRUSTED AHI TUNA...oriental soy-mustard 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

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

TRUFFLE GNOCCHI...housemade basil pesto, tomato concassé, summer squash, garlic, shallots & a touch of cream...23.50; small plate...19.00

Starters

Prawn Martini

PRAWN MARTINI...organic mesclun greens & housemade cocktail sauce...14.25

GARLIC BREAD...francese bread, topped with our own roasted garlic spread & parmesan cheese...8.75

SWEET POTATO FRIES...mango-chili aioli & ranch dressing...9.75

BISTRO FRIES...classic french fries; ancho chili mayo...8.75

CRISPY MONTEREY BAY CALAMARI...spicy rémoulade...16.50

CHICKEN SCALLION TAQUITOS...tomatillo-avocado salsa & sriracha sour cream...10.50

Mushroom Crusted Duxelle Brie

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

STEAMERS...fresh clams simmered in white wine, garlic, calabrian chili, lemon & herb broth...17.75

Bittersweet Sliders

BITTERSWEET SLIDERS...mini braveheart black angus beef patties; american cheese, tomato & special sauce...10.50

PULLED PORK SLIDERS...house smoked pork, jicama-caper slaw & bbq sauce...10.50

Wood Fired Pizzettas

ABRUZZE PIZZETTA...rustic san marzano tomato sauce, abruzzese salami, burrata cheese, roasted garlic, oil cured olives & basil...20.00

FOUR CHEESE PIZZETTA...basil pesto, roasted garlic, caramelized onion, sun-dried tomato, ranch dressing & parmesan cheeses...20.00

BACON CHICKEN RANCH...chicken, bacon, roasted garlic, caramelized onion, sun-dried tomato, ranch dressing & smoked mozzarella...17.00

ITALIAN SAUSAGE...housemade italian sausage, roasted sweet pepper, bermuda onion, pizziola sauce & mozzarella...17.00

PEPPERONI...pepperoni, pizziola sauce & mozzarella...17.00

MEAT LOVERS...italian sausage, pepperoni, ham, bacon, pizziola sauce & mozzarella...19.00

Wood Fired Pizzettas

VEGETARIAN...sun-dried tomato, roasted garlic, mushroom, sweet pepper, burmuda onion, pizziola sauce & mozzarella...17.00

GRAPE...grapes, caramelized onions, roasted garlic, rosemary, gorgonzola & smoked mozzarella...17.00

MARGHERITA...rustic san marzano tomato sauce, extra virgin olive oil, basil & fresh mozzarella...17.00

HAWAIIAN...hickory smoked ham, pineapple, pizziola sauce & mozzarella...17.00

Salads

THE BASIC...mesclun greens & choice of dressing; balsamic vinaigrette or blue cheese...7.00

GARDEN VEGETABLE...organic mesclun salad, garden vegetables, candied walnuts & balsamic vinaigrette...12.00...with point reyes blue cheese...14.00

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

Ranch Salad

RANCH...hearts of romaine, bacon, avocado, marinated tomato, garlic croutons & classic ranch dressing...14.50

CAESAR...a classic rendition with romaine hearts...11.50; add: anchovies...1.75, chicken caesar...19.50, calamari...20.00, prawn caesar...22.00, steak caesar...25.00

BEET...roasted beets, 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...24.00

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 2.50 each. Gluten free bun 1.50.)

Steak Sandwich

STEAK SANDWICH...caramelized bermuda onion, garlic-parmesan toasted francese bread...18.50

BITTERSWEET BURGER...1/3 pound black angus beef patty...12.50

ORGANIC VEGAN MALIBU BURGER...11.50

PULLED PORK SANDWICH...house smoked pulled pork, bbq sauce, jalapeño jack cheese, jicama-caper slaw, crunchy jalapeño & pickle...15.50

CRUNCHY CHICKEN SANDWICH...crunchy sesame, almond and corn crust, ancho chili mayo on a ciabatta roll...13.50

Pastas


(Gluten-free pasta available - add 2.00. Takes a bit of time.)

Seafood Puttanesca

SEAFOOD PUTTANESCA...linguini, prawns, clams, calamari, assorted fish, tomatoes, garlic, shallots, calabrian chili, capers & anchovy (a spicy dish)...27.50; small plate...22.50

CHICKEN PESTO PASTA...linguini, chicken, summer squash, sun dried tomato, basil pesto, garlic, shallots & a touch of crème fraîche...22.50; small plate...18.50

MEDITERRANEAN PASTA...capellini pasta, tomato, kalamata olives, pine nuts, garlic, feta & parmesan cheeses & a touch of marinara...22.00; small plate...18.00

TOMATO VODKA...capellini pasta, chicken, tomato, vodka, calabrian chili, garlic, basil & a touch of crème fraî...22.50; small plate...18.50

LINGUINI & CLAMS...clams, garlic, shallots, lemon, white wine, fresh herbs & roasted garlic butter...22.50; small plate...18.50

Side Dishes


Au Gratin Potatoes...8.00   Garlic Mashed Potatoes...8.00
Seasonal Vegetables...8.00   Sautéed Mushrooms...8.75
Sautéed Garlic Spinach...8.00


Split Plate Charge...6.00...Cakeage Charge 4.00 per person...Corkage Charge 30.00 (standard bottle)


Menu Prepared by Chef-Proprietor Thomas Vinolus


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