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A French Afternoon in Olmstead Falls

French wine tasting and light aps at Le Bistro du Beaujolais in Olmstead Falls on Saturday March 12 from 1-4 PM.  If you find a pour you like bottles are available for sale. You can also purchase photos on display by the restaurant’s owner, Georges d’Arras. $25 per person to eat, drink, and look. What a nice way to spend a weekend afternoon.

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Polka with a French Accent

If you have a taste for something out of the ordinary, make a reservation for the Oct. 9 prix fixe dinner at Le Bistro du Beaujolais in Olmsted Falls.  Along with a fine French meal from Claudie D’Arras’ kitchen you get accordian player Steve Hegedeos fingering and squeezing-out tangos, polkas, waltzes, and Hungarian cseras, this last a dance I’ve never heard of before. And speaking of dancing, if Mother Nature cooperates you don’t just have to tap your foot or nod your head because there will be dancing under the moon on the patio.  It has the makings of a memorable night.

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News from Olmsted Falls

Le Bistro du Beaujolais  just announced their  mid Season Menu release. For dinner there’s Stuffed Trout, Scallops and back by popular demand Veal Chop a la Normande . During Lent, they will be serving Galettes ( Salted items ) and Crepes (Sweet ) every Wednesday for lunch and dinner.  I was out there a couple of weeks ago, my first visit since they reopened, and had a terrific meal. The place looks almost exactly as it did before the fire. I’m so glad they’re back.

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Le Bistro du Beaujolais

Le Bistro du Beaujolais, the wonderful French restaurant in Olmstead Falls is reopening on Tuesday October 20th . Owners George and Claudie d’Arras tell me they are already booked up for that night. For those who don’t know, a devastating fire last January destroyed the interior of the historic building.  But the renovations are at last complete- I hear the new space is even lovlier than before- and they are ready to welcome back friends and fans, and show off what they can do to newcomers. The first week they’re open only for dinner from 5:00 pm  to close. If all goes well, they’ll  also start serving  lunch from 11:30am – 2:00pm the following week.

I can’t wait to get out there and have already started making plans for a couples dinner with a friend. The four of us have wonderful memories of a meal shared there last year that featured duck breasts in an incredible cherry port wine sauce and an amazing bottle of wine that  Georges selected to go with his wife Claudie’s food. In the meantime, I’ll be dreaming of their onion tarts, coq au vin, sweetbreads, and beef bourguignon.

 

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