Bistro West, Carlsbad

In Dining by LA Travel Magazine

Bistro-West-Beet-SaladBistro West’s seasonally-evolving menu reflects the creativity of chefs who plant, harvest and create from their own three-acre farm, The West Farm. Located next to the West Inn & Suites the restaurant features creative small plates perfect for sharing along with hearty dishes that are sure to please any palate. A local favorite, Bistro West displays an intimate and warm ambiance, with dark tones and elegant decor.

The menu hosts an array of sumptuous options, and each item is carefully presented on each plate. A must-try to begin is the West Farm Roasted Beet Salad, a concoction made of Roasted Red and Golden Beets, Baby Greens, Apples, Walnuts, Orange Tarragon Vinaigrette and Goat Cheese. This favorite item epitomizes the perfect blend of savory and sweet. For a heartwarming dish, order the Shanghai-Style Red Braised Short Ribs, created with Rock Candy Ginger Jus, Japanese Spiced Mashed Potato, Soy Glazed Seasonal Vegetables, Snow Pea Sear and Crisp Lotus. Seafood lovers will want to order the Pistachio Crusted Atlantic Salmon, served with cool Rice Noodle Mango Salad, Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Bacon, Pistachio and Thai Lobster Jus.

Finish off the evening with a decadent dose of the Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake, served with Strawberry Rum Compote or Warm Gingered Pear Cobbler topped with a traditional crumble and Tahitian Vanilla Gelato. Whether you visit on a romantic dinner date or an evening out with a group, Bistro West promises to fill your belly with bold flavors and fresh ingredients within every bite.

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About the Chef:

During his 25+ year career, Chef John Miller C.E.C., A.C.E, has operated in leadership and creative development positions for private restaurants throughout the country, at Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion Cuisine founded by James Beard Award-winning Chef Roy Yamaguchi, to large catering operations nationwide and with the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company.