I am a big fan of Chef Ettore of Bistro 5 in Medford, an excellent Italian restaurant with a creative and delicious menu. Their new Spring Menu is being introduced and Chef Ettore is offering a special preview of this new menu.
From April 13-17, you can build your own tasting menu of three courses for $39 or five courses for $55 using any items you choose from the menu below.
Black Truffle Infused Vermont Cultured Butter 5
Cannellini Beans and White Anchovies 6
Marinated Olives 6 Foie Gras Mousse and Vincotto 6
"Baccala" - Salt Cod Fritters with Capers and Mint Aioli 5
Calamari (Semolina Coated Fried Squid with Sweet and Spicy Tomato Chutney) 11
Crispy Tuna (Phyllo, Avocado-Cilantro Salad, Ginger Lemon Vinaigrette, Wasabi Infused Sea Salt and Aioli) 14
Spicy Wellfleet Clams (House Cured Pancetta, Smoked Serrano Peppers and Leek Crostini) 12
House Cured Meat "Salumi" (Duck, Boar and Berkshire Pork Loin Prosciuttos, Foie Gras Mousse, Kumquat Marmalade and Blood Orange Sorbet) 14
Warm Golden Beets (Herbed Goat Cheese, Black Truffle Coulis and Honey) 10
Bufala Mozzarella (Sorrel and Basil Pesto, Crispy Cerignola Olives and Focaccia) 11
Organic Mixed Baby Greens (Assorted Baby Field Greens with Aged Red Wine Vinaigrette) 9
Bigoli "Sol y Sombra" (Thick Saffron and Squid Ink Spaghetti, Clams, Calamari, Baby Octopus, Capers, Green Olives and Roasted Tomatoes) 22
Wild Boar (Open Free Form Lasagna, Roasted Fennel, Broccoli Rabe and Ricotta Salata) 21
Gnocchi (Wild Mushrooms, Truffled Panko and Shaved Parmigiano) 22
Sea Scallop Risotto (Organic Spring Pea and Grapefruit Risotto with Baby Arugula) 26
Poached Salmon (Strawberry Balsamic Sauce, Sweet Potato Chips, Pickled Rhubarb and Orange Vanilla Froth) 26
Rabbit (Artichokes, Lemon Zest and Taleggio Stuffed Giant Blue Gnocchi) 25
Veal Milanese (Pistachio Crusted Veal Scaloppini, Parmigiano, Sage-Garlic Mashed Potatoes,
Shaved Nebrodini Mushrooms, Zucchini Ribbons and Fava Beans) 27
Grilled All Natural NY Strip Loin (Fingerling Fries, Asparagus, Smoked Sea Salt and Cabernet-Rosemary Jus) 29
Free Range Chicken (Seared Breast, Boneless Stuffed Leg "Fegatini", Shiitake Mushrooms, Local Stone Ground Cornmeal Polenta Croutons and Shiitake Jus) 23
Bistro 5 will also host their first Mother's day brunch on Sunday, May 9, from 11am-3pm. I don't have a copy of their menu yet but suspect brunch will be quite an event. When I do receive more info, I will post it. But as I bet this brunch will fill up quickly, you might want to make an early reservation.