There’s no exact date for the patio launch, which will have 10-12 seats (plus water bowls for those who bring their fuzzy pals along), but mark down next Friday, April 12 - that’s when the renovated dining room officially opens.
Head to Bella Vista on that night or afterwards to check it out, but don’t go on Thursday, April 18 - that evening, chef Michael Santoro will be taking his talents to the James Beard House in NYC. The menu includes tastes of spring like morels, rabbit, ramps, lamb, rhubarb and more, check out the full list below. A few tickets ($170 for non-members, $130 for members) are still available, call co-owner Michael Dorris to get yours (267-687-1600).
The Mildred James Beard Dinner
Hors d’ Oeuvres
country biscuit with braised rabbit
flash fried smelt with smokey mayonnaise
a skewer of offal with an herbed vinaigrette
brulee of foie gras with rhubarb sorbet & hazelnuts
‘flavors of spring’ with roasted langoustine chervil dumplings & buttermilk
young rabbit, carrot, & sweetbread terrine with carrot marmalade & croquette
this morning’s egg with porcini & ramp
navarin of local lamb
delice of chocolate