Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Blue Bird Bistro
You had me at the word Rosemary…Rosemary Ice Cream that is…
Blue Bird Bistro has been on my list of places to go for quite some time. I love the concept they have on using local and organic fare in their dishes. I am all about supporting local so this place was a perfect fit.
When I heard, they had Rosemary Ice Cream I immediately moved them to the top of my ever-growing list of places to check out in KC. I had to get there!
So I called up my friend Brooke and we headed out!
We ordered the house made hummus to start with, which comes with house made pita bread. Delish!
For our entrée’s I had the Pork and Grits. Not something I would normally order but it came with a blueberry compote that sounded to good to pass up. I am a sucker for a blueberry.
It was fantastic. The pork was tender and perfectly seasoned. The blueberries were sweet and paired perfectly with the saltiness of the grits, which actually I thought they tasted more like mashed potatoes than grits. So, if you do not like grits or know you do not like grits try it anyway you will be pleasantly surprised.
My friend Brooke ordered the Baked Eggs which reminded me of a frittata dish. The dish is made with cage free eggs from Campo Lindo Farms and they are baked with organic vegetables and topped with all natural cheese. It is served with organic mixed greens tossed in house made sage and chive vinaigrette and sprinkled with crispy beets. I of course had to try it and it was good too!
Now for dessert…… I had decided before I even went that even if everything was a bust (which it was not) that the rosemary ice cream would be worth the trip and it was!
I was so excited when the dish was placed in front of me; I just stared at it for a moment. The presentation was elegant. Fresh rosemary was incorporated throughout the ice cream and the green flecks of real rosemary against the creamy color of the ice cream was a beautiful contrast. It was as pretty to look at, as it was to eat!
I love the local concept of Blue Bird Bistro. They have a board in the restaurant that list the local farms they get some of their products from. I truly believe you can really taste the difference. It also means there may be something different there depending on the season.
Blue Bird Bistro celebrates the local farmer and seasonal food with special dinners called Wednesday Night Tables. Every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. there is a set 4-course menu served at a communal table. Price is $40.00 and as long as space is available, reservations are not needed.
They also host Farmers Table, which takes reservations and is a Monthly dinner that includes a 5-course menu served from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. with a special seating time at 7:45 if you would like to dine with the Farmer. Price for Farmers Table Dinner is $45.00.
Blue Bird Bistro is an upscale dining experience. Dinner entrée’s range from $6.00 - $18.00 and lunch is about the same. They also offer an $8.00 menu where everything is $8.00 8:00 am to 8 pm except Sundays.
It is located in a quaint little building on the Westside of town and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and brunch. They will also be participating in the Food Now event-taking place August 28th.
There is also rental space available if you need a venue for your next event.
As a seasonal restaurant, be sure and visit Blue Bird Bistro’s website or give them a call at (816) 221-7559 if you have any questions.
Blue Bird Bistro
Kansas City, Missouri
Mon-Sat: 7am to 10pm
Sun: 10am to 2pm
In Good Taste,