Bistango Gardens, the hidden al fresco dining area adjacent to the critically acclaimed restaurant, will begin holding Summer Block Parties with a dedicated menu and featured wines, craft beers and sangrias Wednesdays – Fridays throughSeptember 26. Located at the Atrium building in Irvine, Bistango Gardens willfire up the grill to prepare a range of items likeSouvlaki Greek Marinated Beef Kebobs with basmati rice for $9;Berkshire Flat Iron Marinated Korean Samgyeopsal Style Beef for $10;Herb GarlicMarinated Chicken Breast with tatziki, harissa, cucumber and tomato on house-made pita for $10;Veal Saltimboca with Madeira Sauce for $8; andDuroc Pork Chop with fig glaze, red wine jus and arugula mustard crÃ¨me fraiche for $12. Other items include Hamachi sashimi, pulled pork sandwiches with mango barbecue, shrimp cocktail with lemon grass cilantro coconut cream, lamb tagine, oysters on the half shell, spicy ahi poke on wonton crisps, chicken lettuce wraps with ponzu, hummus with grilled pita and clams with kielbasa and IPA.
With mature trees, plants and flowers creating natural intimacy and anenormous circular fountain as its centerpiece,thepatiooffers conventional dining, private cabanas for larger groups and high-top cocktail tables for those seeking a more casual experience. Oversized red umbrellas offer plenty of shade. Nightly music will help set a festive tone for the Summer Block Parties.
Bistangois renowned for its diverse menu of fine American cuisine set in an airy atmosphere distinguished by fine art exhibits and large umbrellas that suspend from the ceiling lending great intimacy. An extensive cocktail list of classics and house specialties and a 400-bottle wine list that was heralded by Wine Spectator round out the offerings. New to its beverage offerings are 30 craft beers by the bottle, which include some difficult to acquire selections. Bistangoserves lunch and dinner weekdays and dinner-only Saturdays. Live entertainment can be enjoyed each evening in its sophisticated lounge where couples may enjoy dancing the night away.Bistangois located at The Atrium (19100 Von Karman Avenue,’¨ Irvine). For more information visit www.bistango.comor call(949) 752-5222.