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Eat Drink Local Week, Day 9: Eat Local at Bistro Europa

In Uncategorized on June 30, 2012 at 7:05 pm

Photo from Bistro Europa’s website

Bistro Europa is a Western New York locavore staple. Located on Elmwood Avenue in Buffalo, Bistro Europa serves up, well, you guessed it- bistro fare with a European flare.

There’s always something new to try on Europa’s menu. Owners Steve and Ellen Gedra partner with area farmers and retailers to serve up dishes made from fresh, local ingredients. The foreign influence is prevalent, too- the majority of their food is prepared or inspired by European techniques and dishes.

Take for instance some of Europa’s more recent menu offerings. For starters, the restaurant serves up great seafood, like Dutch cultured mussels in a ginger and lobster broth with chard and preserved lemon. Not your cup of tea? How about something with a bit of a French touch, like coquettes with ham from Lockport’s T-Meadow farm. If not, there’s always the Eastern Europe staple- pierogi! The influences vary, but it’s all brought together by the freshness and quality of the ingredients.

Bistro Europa also features a great beer menu with local favorites served up alongside popular brews from across the pond. Buffalo’s own Flying Bison Rusty Chain, Guinness Stout, Stella Artois and Peroni are just a few of the eclectic beers on hand. Prices range too, so you can go more affordable or really indulge.

Bistro Europa is open for lunch Monday through Saturday from 11:30am to 2:30pm. Dinner is served from 5:00pm to 10:00pm Monday through Thursday and 5:00pm to 11:00pm on Friday and Saturday. The restaurant is closed Sundays. Currently, Europa is closed from July 1-8 and will re-open for dinner on July 9th.

You can find more information along with current menu offerings on their website at www.europabuffalo.com. They can also be found on Facebook.

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