Balancing Smokehouse Fare with Plant Based Favourites @ Bistro C
Serving up man sized, succulent hanger beef steaks, Texas style brisket and oh-so-juicy tender pulled pork basted in tangy, bourbon BBQ sauce might make you think that Bistro C may be the last place to impress your vegetarian date but think again….. looks can be deceiving!
Vegetarians and vegans rejoice because Bali’s best smokehouse has just launched their new, all day menu with extra, lighter style options to ensure that your meat seeking mates aren’t the only ones licking their lips. Herbivores aside (don’t worry… we’ll get back to you shortly) Bali’s midday heat means many of us are longing for something light and fresh to lunch on and Bistro C’s new menu has a whole host of options for beef and leaf eaters alike!
Start with light snacks and soups, or salad up with new additions like their Red Rice and Feta creation spiced with Dukkah dusted nuts, burnt cauliflower, basil, cherry toms & greens dressed with red wine vinaigrette. Crunchy, flavoursome and filling! Prefer some more protein? The palate pleasing Duck salad is hard to beat – juicy duck breast, blue cheese and caramelised pear, basil and smoked cashews….. divine dining!
Pizzas and pastas all include vegetarian options and while we’re on the letter ‘P’, it would be impossible to pass by the ‘poutines’ part of the menu without at least partaking in this naughty but oh-so-tasty treat. Originating in Quebec, Canada, poutines are French fries filled with cheese and gravy. Dieters, don’t look now but these taters loaded with toppings are NOT. TO. BE. MISSED!! Try the classic, meat free version or load up those babies with lots of different goodies the likes of cheddar, black pepper brisket and gravy, pizza style with mozzarella and bolognese or get ‘nasty’ with cheddar cheese, BBQ pulled pork sausage and gravy poutines. OK…..so a low carb option they are not but trust me when I tell you, you won’t want to share so words to the wise friends….. hands off my fries!
One of the best features about Bistro C’s new menu is its tiered page layout. With a labelled guide down the side of each page, diners can go directly to the type of cuisine they desire and with sections solely dedicated to vegetarian and vegan fare, there are more than enough options to appease any animal free appetite. Favourites from their vegetarian selection would have to include the smoked veggie salad complete with quinoa, quail eggs, cucumber, asparagus and mixed greens, proving that smoky flavours don’t necessarily mean meat!
Another clever innovation on the new menu is the ‘make-your-own’ vegan option. Talk about a balanced diet! You can literally create your own culinary masterpiece by simply choosing from the veggie, protein or carbs column for an entirely vegan feast. Toss some vegan Tex-Mex baked beans in with with a spiced, nutty quinoa bowl then balance it with a few beams of grilled asparagus and you’ve got mains! Menu items are clearly marked with symbols to indicate gluten free, other vegetarian or one of Finn’s signature dishes…… did I mention those poutines???
So much more than just a mecca for meat eaters, Bistro C offers palate pleasers for all preferences, their menu sourcing locally grown meat, vegetables, grains and greens to balance traditionally meaty smokehouse fare with plant based favourites. Book a table at Bistro C today and taste the difference.
BISTRO C SMOKEHOUSE
Located at Finns Recreation Club
Jalan Raya Pantai Berawa, Canggu, Bali