Monday Morning Quarterbacking: Bistro Blanc
I called a friend of mine on her cell last night, and the background noise was so loud I could barely hear her.
"You'll never guess where we are," she said. "Bistro Blanc. They're giving everyone free champagne because they got a good review."
I see it's already on the Web site.
What the restaurant didn't realize was that she and her husband deserved that champagne. They had been the companions on the review, and they had liked the place so much they returned Saturday night. ...
Good as the food is, I'm not totally convinced Bistro Blanc can make a go of it. (And, believe me, I'm keeping my fingers crossed.) It seems out of the way, even if you live in Howard County. The service was ragged, too.
It doesn't help that Google maps isn't up to date yet, and our friends' GPS system was thrown off by the new traffic circles. Call for directions or get them from the Web site.
If you're curious about the photo, it's of a dessert named My Friend Joseph, in memory of a close friend of Chef Marc Dixon's. The cake has layers of brucelina and chocolate mousse, is covered in chocolate ganache, and is served with a strawberry-rhubarb compote and topped with a chocolate tuile.
At least that's what the caption says.
(Amy Davis/Sun photographer)