Guests visiting The Bistro at Gervasi Vineyard Resort & Spa (GV) know from the minute they drive up the memorable lane and see The Bistro that the evening is going to be remarkable.
While the landscaping, the Tuscan Village ambiance, and the feeling that you have left Ohio and somehow landed in Italy adds to the enchantment, the upscale Tuscan-style meals served at The Bistro are what will add a magical touch to the trip.
Thousands of visitors have spent time at GV over the past 13 years – wine lovers, families, business and other professionals and tourists to upscale food enthusiasts. Everyone appreciates the beauty, tradition, and views of the 55-acre estate. But it is the food and the wine that keeps bringing those visitors back over and again.
The Bistro was the first signature restaurant to open at the favored destination resort. It features rustic, upscale Italian cuisine served in small and large plate portions for sharing. The menu includes antipasti, salads, brick-fired pizzas, pastas, entrees, and desserts. Diners enjoy award-winning Gervasi wines, signature cocktails, and premium spirits from the full bar.
About The Bistro
The Bistro building itself is a marvel. When diners pull up to park in front of the centuries-old, restored barn, they are enthralled by the landscaping including lighted brick and stone walkways lined with birch and evergreen trees all leading up to the beautifully adorned front entrance.
Walking inside, visitors will be charmed by the high beamed ceilings, the marvelous brown woods throughout the dining room, the sconce and chandelier lighting and the enticing smell from the stone ovens and grills. On the opposite wall of the entrance are large windows providing a scenic view of the lake and more of the grounds that make the property what it is – wonderfully gorgeous.
Whether it’s the first time entering The Bistro or the 100th time, the feeling of entering somewhere genuinely special is always the same every time.
It’s All About the Food
The menu at The Bistro offers, antipasti, steaks, pasta, an array of entrees, pizza, contorni, insalates (salads), and desserts. Families will also be thrilled with the children’s menu. There is also an extensive wine list and specialty cocktail list.
The menu is long and detailed and is focused on upscale Italian fare. They also offer unique seasonal dishes and cocktails. Presentation is everything and guests can count on every meal selection to be plated perfectly.
A few of the favorites from the Antipasti selection include the GV Artisan Piatti, an artisan selection of meats and cheeses, or try the house made pierogies filled with potato and muenster cheese and topped with caramelized onions and herb butter.
Salads at The Bistro are a work of art especially the Gervasi Caesar with romaine hearts, pecorino crackers, and white anchovy.
Diners will salivate over the list of entrees. The selection includes a few favorites such as the Tuscan Beef Short Ribs with GV mashed potatoes and young carrots, all topped with mushroom veal sauce.
It is a must-do to try the Italian Chicken Napoleon. It is loaded with roasted peppers, artichokes, tomato jam, provolone, basil, parmesan risotto and topped off with a mouth-watering tomato vodka sauce.
The pasta favorites include the Seafood Chitarra with shrimp, seared scallops, arugula, cherry tomatoes, garlic oil and parmesan cheese. Other options include Chicken Piccata with angel hair pasta, garlic oil, arugula, tomatoes, and lemon caper cream.
Take a look through the pizza menu to find the Prosciutto Fig Pizza. It starts with fresh ricotta and parmesan and is loaded with, asparagus, pine nuts, garlic cream sauce and an amazing fig drizzle.
The evening is generally not finished until the dessert is served and devoured. GV’s famous Tiramisu is covered in shaved chocolate and is a must-have to finish the evening.
The Bistro’s Winter Features include a Lobster Spaghetti and Black Truffle Spaghetti. GV will also be offering a Venetian Duck dish which will feature confit duck leg, seared duck breast, grilled polenta, braised Tuscan black kale, and topped with grape vin santo sauce.
Guests will need to arrive hungry because The Bistro will be able to fill you up with the best dining selections, an evening of ambiance, and there will be plenty of wine, specialty cocktails or The Bistro Collection to toast the evening.
Often it is the unexpected things in life that make the biggest impact. When it comes to dining at The Bistro, the food is incredible, but diners also appreciate the attention to detail of the surroundings and the exceptional service from the staff.
It is always an evening of making memories at The Bistro. Guests come for a memorable experience and leave with remembrances of amazing foods, the unequivocal consideration and service the staff provides throughout the evening and the unforgettable surroundings such as the lighting, the comfort, and the decor.