Thursday, December 17, 2009

"Light" and Delicious Dishes

I was invited to attend a holiday wine tasting event at Light Bistro the other night, and it turned into one of the best meals (and fun) that I've had in a while. Chef Matthew Mathlage is a genius. For $25 we enjoyed five wine tastings, courtesy of Tracey English at Private Reserve, and at least 10 different tapas. Mathlage is famous for his small plates and "tapas style", which is great because you are going to want to try several different dishes while you're there. All of the wine pairings were outstanding, so I apologize if I don't remember all of the delicious dishes that we sampled that evening. I was feeling pretty good and happy by the end of the evening if you catch my drift.

Here are just some of the highlights:
Assorted cheese plate with 6 or 7 selections
Shaved carrot and cheddar cheese salad with nuts, dried cranberries, and a citrus dressing
Beef carpaccio sushi rolls
Pepper-crusted ahi tuna with a pineapple chutney
Lamb patties with a mint, thyme, and cucumber yogurt sauce
Crispy calamari served over creamy polenta (one of the table's favorites)
Warm bread salad with roasted tomatoes and melted mozzarella cheese
...and the finale were house-made cinnamon and sugar dusted donuts with chocolate sauce.

"R" and I have been to Light once before and enjoyed the three appetizers that we shared. This event helped remind me that we need to go here again, and again, and again! It also doesn't hurt that they offer $10 bottles of wine during happy hour- which are also very good. Don't let the low price scare you away from these quality wines.

Light Bistro
2801 Bridge Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 771-7130


Allison M. said...

I've yet to go there but this place is on my list. My friend always talks about their half off bottles of wine. I think it's on Tuesdays, but I'm not sure.

Bite Buff said...

It's a great happy hour spot- with all bar menu items $5, deals on drinks, and $10 bottles of wine. You should check it out! If you find out what night is 1/2 off bottles- let me know.

Nancy Heller said...

I think the $10 bottle is available every night during happy hour. Love Light Bistro!

Bite Buff said...

Light Bistro closed. 7/18/14