We have been going to Bloomsbury Bistro for years because it is such a lovely special occasion restaurant. It's quaint, quiet and the atmosphere transports you to another time and place. The menu changes frequently so you are always surprised with the different offerings. You won't find menu options like these anywhere else in Raleigh. We also use a coupon from the Citipass book so that helps make it more affordable.
My husband & I split a flatbread appetizer that included goat cheese, caramelized onions, smoked bacon and arugula that was a taste sensation!
I ordered the Brace of quail stuffed with Black Mission figs and Prosciutto served over wild rice "pancakes" with Maple mashed sweet potatoes, roasted asparagus and Black berry gastrique. I usually stick to fish entrees but decided to step over my comfort line and be daring. I was so glad I did!
My husband ordered the Ragoût of Black Angus beef brisket and grilled Portobello mushrooms tossed with fresh rosemary Pappardelle noodles, asparagus, hearty pancetta Bolognese sauce and aged Pecorino-Romano. This was one of the best beef dishes I have tasted in a long time. The noodles were very wide and tender, with a great balance of noodle/beef ratio.
We did not order dessert this time although we have ordered in the past and all of the offerings are equally delicious and decadent.
The wait staff is attentive without being over zealous.
Because the menu changes seasonally, it's a great place to try new and different foods on a regular basis. They never disappoint!
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