|Bistro Burger with cheddar -- shhhh! |
This week I was so happy to break bread with a group of women I met almost five years ago in a mom's group shortly after we had all given birth to our respective first-born. Every now and then we get together for a meal, a few drinks, and fabulous conversation.
We ate at Food Wine & Co Bistro in Bethesda. I've dined at the bar before with Eric -- great appetizers and delicious wine -- so I was happy to make my way back to the restaurant.
Before I get to the food, I have to rave about the service: everyone is nice. So nice. From front door to bus boy. Excellent service. And this is how it should be -- at every restaurant. If any of the staff was undergoing an IRS audit or had a crazy mother-in-law sleeping in their house or a boyfriend slowly turning into Charlie Sheen -- it did not seep through in the service.
|Yellow Tail Tuna Ceviche with Coconut Lime Sauce|
The wine was drinkable, but uneven. Sauvignon Blanc is my wine of choice these days and I've been wowed: Fire Road did not wow me.
For my main course, I had the Bistro Burger with cheddar. (Although I'm off dairy right now.) (Don't tell anyone.) (Please.) I was going to be one of those people who didn't eat the bun (because bread is bad -- right?) but it was so fluffy and so perfect I could not resist. And I will now die a happy woman. Good God that burger was good! I always ask for my beef to be well done but not burned, and they delivered it just right. Delicious. And to drink with my burger, I had the Zucardi Malbec (Mendoza, Argentina). Perfect, like an 80 degree day with a slight breeze.
And I dare not forget the chips served with the burger: hand-cut rosemary-parmesan chips. I was absolutely certain when I saw them that I would not -- under any circumstance -- eat one single chip. But I did. And then, 40 chips later...
If you find yourself in Bethesda and want good food and wine, go to Food Wine & Co Bistro. Also, there is free parking after 5 p.m. in the lot next door. If you frequent Bethesda for any purpose under the sun, you know parking -- especially free parking -- is hard to find.
Happy eating, all!
Food Wine & Co Bistro
7272 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, Maryland 20814