Portsmouth, New Hampshire, is becoming a culinary hot spot and you probably have read about it in any number of magazines and newspapers. I need to head up there soon to check out a few places. One restaurant that I am interested in is the Black Trumpet Bistro.
The Black Trumpet is a two-story bistro and wine bar. The menu changes every six weeks to capitalize on the freshest seasonal ingredients. The cuisine reflects the chef-owner’s culinary curiosity, drawing inspiration from the Mediterranean as well as the Americas. If you look at their menu, you will see an eclectic mix of cuisines, from Spanish to Moroccan.
Some of the menu items that intrigue me include the Housemade Chorizo with chickpeas in a spicy preserved lemon mojo ($6.50), Canadian Mussels steamed with bacon, leeks and malt vinegar, topped with matchstick potatoes ($12), Moroccan Braised Half Chicken with olives, dates and preserved lemon, served on a bed of tea-infused couscous ($21) and the Moroccan Braised Half Chicken with olives, dates and preserved lemon, served on a bed of tea-infused couscous ($27).
The Black Trumpet will actually have its First Anniversary soon and they will be having a special celebration in honor of that. They are also having a couple other events in the near future.
Friday, February 22: Black Trumpet supports AIDS Response Seacoast
All sales on this day will go to support AIDS Response Seacoast, a nonprofit, community based organization that helps improve the quality of life of those infected and affected by AIDS. To reserve a table or for more information call 603-431-0887.
Wednesday, February 27: Portuguese Wine Dinner
Join us for an evening celebrating the beautiful, exotic taste of Portugal. Chef Evan and charming co-host Augusto Gabriele will walk and talk you through five courses paired with wines. From the crisp whites of Vinho Verde to the luscious reds of the Douro, come in and enjoy the flavors of an old, rich world. Dinner starts at 6:30pm. Cost is $85 (plus tax & gratuity)
To reserve a table or for more information call 603-431-0887.
Black Trumpet Bistro
29 Ceres Street