Release Date: Sunday, January 29th 2012
Feasting Through the Film Festival: Bistro 1111
The Film Feast… according to the organizers: “Santa Barbara’s cast of culinary characters presents Film Feast three-course tasting menus offered Jan. 26 – Feb. 5, 2012.“ And 50 of Santa Barbara’s restaurants, bars and hotels are participating.
A random stop for locals along the Film Feast trail is Bistro 1111, located at the southern end of the Hyatt Santa Barbara. The restaurant faces out towards East Beach.
Bistro 1111 has a brand new approach… a new staff, a very friendly new chef named Martin (pictured left), and a whole new menu. For starters, the Film Feast menu offers the choice of crab cakes, with a delicious Chipolte Aioli sauce, or Ceasar Salad. The entree choices are organic roasted chicken, local sea bass, and New York steak topped by a mouthwatering gorgonzola butter.
Rather than developing new items for the Film Feast, Martin chose to offer the best of the bistro. He says that 80% of the customers since the Festival started have chosen the Film Feast option, and why not? For $38, the portions are generous and the price is right – the NY steak alone is $25 on the regular menu. And then there is the dessert! The highlight of the meal, besides the service, was a molten chocolate souffle with a vanilla scented strawberry sauce (pictured right).
You can get the Film Feast menu now through February 5th.
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