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.