Bijou Backyard Café gives summer time prix fixe choice as a part of new seasonal menu

One of many new appetizers supplied on Bijou’s new summer time menu

SARASOTA, Fla. — Bijou Backyard Café, an iconic downtown restaurant providing high-quality eating with an intimate and alluring ambiance within the coronary heart of Sarasota’s theatre and humanities district since 1986, is providing a summer time prix fixe menu now by way of the tip of August.

Friends can benefit from the summer time prix fixe menu for $49 per individual. The promotion features a selection of two programs together with a glass of wine. Taxes and gratuity will not be included. Diners have the choice to pick an appetizer and predominant entree mixture, or a predominant entree and dessert, from the restaurant’s lately launched summer time seasonal menu. The parts for the prix fixe choice are barely smaller, however visitors can select to improve their predominant entree for a small extra price.

“Whether or not they’re becoming a member of us for an important day or a pre-theater meal, we wished to create a prix fixe choice that offers our visitors flexibility,” mentioned Christopher Covelli, govt chef and co-owner of Bijou Backyard Café. “A number of patrons have already come again a number of instances to style their manner by way of the brand new summer time menu.”

The total summer time menu, nonetheless out there throughout the particular promotion, features a vary of latest seasonal entrees. Summer season appetizers embrace Costa Rican yucca desserts with mango salsa and chipotle aioli, flash-fried oyster mushrooms with smoked paprika cream sauce, and cucumber and avocado gazpacho with recent crab and roasted tomatillos. The summer time predominant programs embrace rack of lamb with smoky apricot glaze, rosemary potatoes and zucchini rosettes; orange miso salmon with daikon medley, snap peas and soba noodles; shrimp and scallops over cilantro jasmine rice with inexperienced coconut curry sauce, amongst others.

There’s a new collection of summer time desserts, together with a gourmand “Moon Pie” product of graham cracker sponge cake layered with marshmallow mousse and hazelnut ganache, coated in darkish chocolate and salted caramel; white chocolate cheesecake with mango swirl, lime curd and recent fruit; and a lemon berry tart with lemon posset and blackberry jam in vanilla shell with berries, pistachios and blackberry meringue. There may be additionally a brand new seasonal cocktail listing impressed by the restaurant’s proximity to space theaters and humanities organizations, with drink names together with Present Stopper and Curtain Name. The total menus can be found on-line at

To make a reservation, visitors can go to or name 941-366-8111.

About Bijou Backyard Café
Positioned at 1287 First Road, Bijou Backyard Café has supplied high-quality eating with an intimate and alluring ambiance within the coronary heart of Sarasota’s theatre and humanities district since 1986. The seasonally impressed menu gives diners a mixture of French and Californian delicacies. The 134 seat restaurant encompasses a number of eating areas, together with a captivating courtyard for eating al fresco. Located in a beautifully-restored Twenties period fuel station, the restaurant is regarded for its dedication to passionate service by the employees and a continued culinary legacy of excellence. For extra info, go to