Bistro 222

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Bistro 222

Bistro 222

Sometimes it all comes together for my wife and I and we get a few hours for an impromptu date night.  Last Friday was that night for us, but our first few attempts at a nice restaurant were met with failure.  Forage was booked.  Manoli’s just across the street was booked.  Finca was booked as was Pallet.  We were just about to go back to one of our favorites when I tried calling Bistro 222, as I had heard good things about them.  Finding them with plenty of available seating on a Friday evening was good news for me, although it may be cause for concern for them.

Bistro has a nice spot off of Main St. and you guessed it, 222 South with a well-lit dining room and nice street view of Main.  There were only 4 other tables when we walked in at 7 pm on a Friday.  We were immediately sat, and were well taken care of the entire night.  It is a bad sign when you get bad service and the place is not busy, but that was not the case here.  The attention was great, the food was quick, and the drinks were constantly refreshed.

Moroccan Lamb Meatballs

Moroccan Lamb Meatballs

Our meal was a perfect case of starting out slow and ending with a bang.  These Moroccan meatballs were probably my least favorite of the evening.  The bread crustinis they came with were almost stale, I had to bite and pull way to hard to even sever them.  The meatballs were okay but nothing to write home about.  My wife only took one bite and left the rest for me.

Cauliflower Soup

Cauliflower Soup

This cauliflower soup was much better.  My wife is a big fan of Cafe Zuppas and their Wisconsin Cauliflower soup.  While this had a similar taste, it wasn’t nearly as thick and creamy as the Zuppas version, which for me was a good thing.  I prefer a soup to not depend so much on creams, but more on taste and substance.  The roasted curry pumpkin seeds and oil on top was a nice touch.  Would definitely order this soup again.

Bistro Cobb

Bistro Cobb

My wife ordered the bistro cobb salad.  As you can see it came with hearts of romaine lettuce with chicken, bacon, and other ingredients throughout.  She enjoyed it.

Osso Bucco

Finally we come to the dish I went with, which was the Osso Bucco, and pork dish from Milan, Italy.  Absolutely one of the best things I’ve eaten in a long, long time.  The way they cooked the pork shank was remarkable.  It reminded me of one of those chocolate oranges where you can peel back each petal at a time.  The pork was so tender and flavorful.  It also came on a bed of homemade pappadelle pasta with mushrooms, mire-poix, and creme fraiche throughout.  This was a dish fit for a king.

Bread Pudding

Bread Pudding

Finally I was so happy with my Osso Bucco, I decided to let it ride with some dessert.  Bread pudding is my favorite and this was a great iteration.

Bistro 222, thanks to my Osso Bucco really made our dinner special.  There were a few plates that could be improved on, and I’m hoping they get some more business here.  Our waiter left us with a few BOGO lunch cards, so I look forward to going back for some of their lunch offerings.

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