Friday, August 23, 2013

Rive Bistro

We had a wonderful dinner out celebrating my parents 35th wedding anniversary at the new french kitchen, Rive Bistro in Westport. As I uploaded the photos from my phone I realized I didn't have a single shot of anything we ate - the true benchmark of a good meal as I was too excited to dive in to take any pictures! 
Rive Bistro has lovely views of the Saugatuck River, especially as the sun was setting and the shells were rowing by. They offer indoor dining with huge picture windows as well as a large covered outdoor dining area. Come winter they also have a big cozy fireplace and a full service bar. 

Enjoying the beautiful river view!
Indoor/Outdoor dining

Everything we ate was delicious and we were sure to sample many menu offers! We started off with Whispering Angel Rose and the warm fresh bread. For appetizers we enjoyed the mini lobster rolls (the perfect bite size and delicious tangy flavor!), the crab cake (wonderful and crispy with a curry remoulade!), the lamb meatballs (juicy meatballs with red sauce over a bed of caramelized vidalia onions - amazing!) and roasted beet salad with goat cheese for some veggies (tasted more like sweet dessert - mmm!). We had to stick to the french bistro staples for dinner, all of which were wonderful - Duck Confit, Steak Frites, Moules Frites Provencale and Trout Almondine! 

However after all that fabulous food the absolute stand out, best thing I have ever eaten was the bread pudding with warm carmel sauce! After we took the picture below I don't think anyone spoke while we devoured this amazing dessert. Of everything we sampled this will have me running back the quickest!

Family photo op!

A wonderful lunch menu as well - would be great for an warm fall afternoon on the patio. Check out photos and detailed menu at
299 Riverside Ave 
Westport CT 

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