Table Talk: Bistrouge, A Coffee, Wine & Bread Odyssey

Bistrouge: Coffee, Wine & Bread Odyssey

432 East 13th St.
New York, NY.
Tue.–Thur. & Sun. 6PM–11PM
Fri. & Sat. until 1AM
Brunch served Sat & Sun from 12PM–3PM

Owner, Eda Kilic, knew exactly what she wanted when she opened her first eatery. Bistrouge, a cozy unpretentious bistro that expressed her personality. Complete with artistic writing on the walls, cherry kissed furnishings, and an open kitchen.

Chef Jim Cummings, along with Spanish consulting chef Daniel Gonzales
(from Zipi Zape) created a menu of simple European dishes with twists. The traditional Spanish influences shine through, like the baby artichokes sautéed in extra virgin olive oil with green peas and manchego cheese. The Belgian chocolate bread pudding had a thread of fresh raspberries throughout and was served with a vanilla cream sauce that was so delish, I'm still thinking about it!

As a girl out and about in NYC, my fave thing to do for a fun night out is to find amazing and inexpensive food and drinks. Times are rough and cocktails like the house brewed Gingerouge ($12, ginger juice and
vodka) can help out! If drinks aren’t on your menu for the night, Bistrouge makes some super tasty non-alcoholic drinks too. This city chica would go back to the friendly “Coffee Wine Bread Odyssey” that is the restaurant Bistrouge any day.

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A  writer and editor with expertise in fashion and lifestyle coverage, Verky Baldonado is currently Latina magazine's Fashion Director. Baldonado has written Latin-inspired travel and food related content and has contributed to celebrity Q&As, red carpet video interviews, and the annual “Reasons to Love Being Latina” feature. Verky is U.S.-born and of Ecuadorean and Puerto Rican descent who speaks and writes fluent Spanish. Prior to Latina, Verky worked as a photo shoot coordinator at Universal/Island Def Jam Music Group. Verky holds a B.A. in Communications Arts from Montclair State University and currently resides in Manhattan with her husband and daughter.

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