Monday, June 25, 2007

Tried & True: Bistro Aix in Historic San Marco

House made potato chips with warm bleu cheese

Precursor to another gallant evening: Heirloom tomatoes

Salmon Tartare et truffle oil

Grilled Tuna, whipped potatoes, baby spinach, lemon-garlic butter & chive oil

Shrimp Tagliatelle: fresh cut pasta in a light tomato cream sauce with fresh herbs & shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano

New York Strip with mushroom ragout in a popover with local arugula

Memoirs of Yorkshire pudding exquisite is that?

Recently my dining whereabouts have been both questionable and adventurous.

Upon taking an inventory of my "pending to be posted" warehouse of restaurant profiles, food excursions, cook outs and other food related oral history -I can guarantee there is an ample storehouse to rant, rave and blog about.

Meanwhile, time has been the bandit so far these past summer months as well as other beach, ocean and eating influenced excursions.

Local dining reviews by other nearby publications neighborhood establishments have always been biased and overtly pedestrian - often cringe inducing.

Bistro Aix is located in the historic San Marco area of Jacksonville and one of those spots that I can somewhat find any relinquishing connection to fine dining with a bit of in your face attitude that slightly resembles previous jaunts along Beverly Drive back in my SoCal days.

Then there is the setting, lighting, always great parking, short turn to after dining sweets, alas Peterbrooke Chocolate and of course the type of food that edges toward fine tuned comfort food with an ample twist of Mediterranean - Southern comfort with an LA-ist drive!

Bistro Aix
1440 San Marco Boulevard
Jacksonville, Florida
Tel. 904. 398. 1949

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