Bistro Dining in Mathews, Virginia
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Palette Primers

$12.50 Calamari Mediterraneo ♥

Lightly Floured and Flash Fried Calamari with Sweet and Hot Peppers, Mediterranean Olives, and Parmesan Cheese Served with Warm Sauce Romesco made From Roasted Red Peppers and Toasted Almonds


$5.25 Toasty Warm Bread

Chef's Selection from Both Soft and Crusty Artisan Loaves, Served with Buerre Maison, our House Butter with Lavander, Honey, and Roasted Garlic. Serves Two


$8.50 Charlie’s Harvest Salad * ♥

Fresh Locally Grown Blend of Salad Greens from Dayspring Farms in Nearby Shackleford Virginia. Served with a Selection of Roasted or Grilled Vegetable from Charlie's Garden and a Choice of Dressings Made Fresh In-House


$8 N’Awlin’s Caesar * ♥

Crisp Romaine Dressed with Tangy Stone Ground Mustard Enhanced Caesar Dressing, Shaved Parmesan, and Sweet & Hot Peppers/Olive Salad


$10 Ring of Fire * ♥

Perfect Marriage of Tropical and Pacific Rim Flavors including Sliced Mango, Avocado, and Blend of Lump and Claw Crabmeat Marinated with Sesame & Coconut over Locally Grown Garden Greens and Chili Peanut Vinaigrette


$14 Bistro Escargot ♥

With Fresh Herbs, Sauteed Crimini, Shiitake, and Oyster Mushrooms in Chardonnay Butter Sauce. Served in Flaky Pastry Crust


$14.75 Charcuterie

Chef's Selection of Fine Cheeses , Fruits & Cured Meats. Served with Toasted Artisan Bread, with Maison Butter and Seasonal Spread. Serves Two


$15.50 Asiatic Carpaccio *

Medium Rare Seared and Shaved Tenderloin of Beef, Layered with Thin Sliced Sesame Marinated Cucumber, Dressed with Lemongrass Ginger Vinaigrette


$14.50 Scallop Trio *

A Trio of our Half Dollar Sized Jumbo Scallops with Cracked Black Pepper Bacon, Heirloom Tomato, and a Mix of Greens over Balsamic Reduction


$9 White Dog Puppies

A Half Dozen of our Own Style of Extra Large Hushpuppy Filled with Crabmeat and Sweet Onion. Served with a Garden Vegetable Cheddar Cheese Spread


$9.00 Perfect with Wine Salad

Fresh Locally Grown Virginia Lettuces with Cranberry & Toasted Walnut Oil Vinaigrette, Boursin Cheese Dipped Herb Flatbread, and Charcuterie Sampling. Topped with Dried Cranberries and Toasted Almonds



Main Course Selections

$29 Seafood Bolognése

A Medley of Jumbo Gulf Shrimp, Atlantic Sea Scallops, and New Zealand Green Lip Mussels Served over Hand Rolled Herb Tagliatelle Pasta and a Hearty Italian Sausage and Summer Vegetable Ragout


$26 Shrimp Tuscany * ♥

Griddle Seared Jumbo Gulf Shrimp Marinated with Garlic, Fresh Thyme, Rosemary, and Zest of Lemon Served with Sun Dried Tomato / Wild Mushroom Risotto and Chianti Reduction


6oz. - $35 / 9oz. - $42 Derbyshire Chateaux *

Lightly Smoked and Seared Dry Aged Tenderloin of Beef Medallions Sliced From the Prized Chateau Briand, Topped with Stilton Blue Cheese Compound Butter and Served with Whipped Yukon Gold Potatoes and a Drizzle of Chianti Reduction.


$23.50 Mussels España ♥

Prized New Zealand Green Lip Mussels Steamed on the Half Shell, Served in a Silky Creamy Spanish Saffron Broth with Grilled French Batard Slathered in Lavender, Honey, Roasted Garlic, and Bistro Garden Herb Butter ♥


$29.75 Flatfish Maltese

Chef's Daily Selection of a Mild Fresh Caught White Fleshed Flat Fish such as Flounder, Sole, or Halibut. Topped and Oven Broiled with a Blend of Lump and Claw Crab Imperial. Served with Roasted Shallot Pilaf and Sauce Maltese (Blood Orange, and Tarragon Enhanced Hollandaise)


$23.50 Risotto Balsamica * ♥

Preserved Lemon and Sun Dried Tomato Risotto with a Forest Blend of Wild Mushrooms Paired with White Balsamic Dressed Red Onion and Heirloom Tomatoes, Feta Cheese and Summer Melon Salad #


$28 Seafood Caprese

Pan Steamed Littleneck Clams, Mussels and Shrimp in Chardonnay Butter with Genoa Salami and Heirloom Tomatoes. Served the Caprese Style over Pinenut Pesto Dressed Perciatelli Pasta and Fresh Mozzarella.


$29 Low Country Skillet * ♥

Jumbo Atlantic Sea Scallops, Shrimp, Alligator Sausage, and Crawfish Tails Bronzed on Seasoned Iron with Creole Spices and tossed in a Smoked Bacon & Bloody Mary Tomato Sauce. Served with White Cheddar Grits


$26 Autumn Chicken Chesapeake *

Pan Seared Breast of Chicken with Sauteed Blue Crab, Pears, Toasted Almonds, Dried Cranberry, and Creamy Kahlua Sauce. Served with Maple Roasted Shallot Pilaf.


$23 Witbier Mussels

Steamed Mussels (New Zealand Green Lip on the Half Shell) in a Belgian Wheat Beer Broth with Citrus Zest and Fresh Herbs. With Grilled Bavarian Loaf Slathered in Roasted Garlic/Honey Butter. (Substitutions of White Wine and Maple Roasted Shallot Pilaf as a Gluten Free Option)


$28 Shrimp and Lobster Tuscany *

Seared Gulf Shrimp Marinated with Garlic, Fresh Thyme, and Rosemary. Served with Lobster Pieces in a Creamy Preserved Lemon/Sundried Tomato/Wild Mushroom Risotto


$32 The Huntsman’s Cottage Bowl

Seared Duck Breast, Venison Sausage, Rabbit Tenderloin, and Wild Boar in a Velvety Sauce Blanchette with Root Vegetables. Served in a Toasted Bread Bowl. (Substitution of Maple Roasted Shallot Pilaf as a Gluten Free Option)


6 oz. - $35 / 9oz. - $42 Triple Crème Château *

Lightly Smoked and Seared Dry Aged Tenderloin of Beef Medallions Sliced From the Prized Chateau Briand. Topped with Boursin Cheese Compound Butter and Served with Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes and a Drizzle of Chianti Reduction


Meatless - $20 / Seared Scallops - $28 / Beef Tenderloin Tips -$30 Three Greek Risottos *

Sweet and Hot Peppers, Kalamata Olives, Capers, and Sun Dried Tomatoes in a Creamy Risotto Topped with Feta and Parmesan Cheeses


$24 The Nine Wilds

Shiitakes, Crimini, and Oyster Mushrooms Sauteed in Walnut Oil with Caramelized Shallots. Served With a Blend of Six Wild Rices in a Maple Glazed Acorn Squash Bowl. Garnished with Toasted Almond and Dried Cranberry. (Vegan/Gluten Free/Soy Free/ Heart Healthy)