Farm to Chef Week at the Bistro on Union Street

The Bistro on Union Street will take part in the 2019 CT Farm-to-Chef Week from September 16-21st. In addition to our regular menu, the following locally sourced specials will be available. The Bistro will be open on Saturday, September 21st during Fall Open House from 11am – 2pm.

Zucchini Roasted Garlic Soup (Bowl $4.99)

Green zucchini, slow roasted, with caramelized onions, garlic and leeks. Finished with a touch of fresh cream and fragrant herbs.

(Local sources: Spring Valley Student Farm, Storrs: zucchini, garlic, onion, leeks | Stearns Family Farm, Mountain Dairy, Storrs: milk/cream)


Summer Squash Ribbons & House Made Ricotta Salad ($6.99)

Yellow summer squash ribbons on a bed of mesclun greens accented with pickled onions, house made ricotta and herbed olive oil.

(Local source: Spring Valley Student Farm, Storrs: summer squash, herbs, onions)


Short Rib Brisket Burger ($15)

A 6oz short rib brisket burger basted with red wine butter and layered with charred mushrooms and onions and freshly shaved Bella Bantam cheese on a potato roll.

Choice of side: green beans, petite salad, shoestring fries, gaufrette chips

(Local sources: Four Mile River Farm, Old Lyme: short rib Brisket beef | Arethusa Farm, Litchfield: Bella Bantam cheese |Spring Valley Student Farm, Storrs: onions | Stearns Family Farm, Mountain Dairy, Storrs: cream for house made butter)


House Made Pasta Cavatelli ($13)

Our house made cavetelli pasta tossed with a mildly hot Italian sausage, wilted Swiss chard, red and green peppers, charred cherry tomatoes, finished with a touch of fresh basil and a sprinkle of pecorino cheese.

(Local sources: Longhini Sausage Co, New Haven: sausage | Spring Valley Student Farm, Storrs: Swiss chard, cherry tomatoes, peppers, onion, garlic)


Summer Peach Panna Cotta ($4.99)

Cold Italian custard made with sweet peaches and thickened cream served over a peach preserve with fresh mint.

(Local sources: Blue Hills Orchard, Wallingford: peaches | Stearns Family Farm, Mountain Dairy, Storrs: milk/cream | Spring Valley Student Farm, Storrs: mint)


Chef Sean Hawkins

Semester Hours

Monday – Friday: 11:00am – 8:00pm

We take points Monday – Friday beginning at 1:00pm

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