As a restaurant, we're often asked what our "best dish" is. In fact, just earlier this summer, the Batavia Daily News ran a feature on us in their "Signature Dish" column. It was a clear choice what ours would be: Seafood Bisque.
Pictured here (on left) as part of our Soup Trio
Almost as much as we love the Seafood Bisque itself, we love the story of how it came about. We wanted more than just the Daily News readers to learn about how our Executive Chef, Gene, put the recipe into motion.
Gene has over 30 years of experience in the restaurant industry, so he's seen and handled it all. About 20 years ago, working elsewhere, he was cooking the meal for a bridal shower, when the banquet coordinator alerted him that the party was ready for their soup. Not knowing there was supposed to be a soup course, Gene began to scramble to quite literally, throw one together. He had run a Seafood Newburg feature the night before, so he threw the seafood contents of it in a food processor, and used his very limited knowledge of bisque soups to whip it out. The guests from the bridal shower loved it, and Chef Gene's signature item was born.
The funny part was, the Seafood Bisque wasn't even always on our regular menu. When our restaurant first opened in 2005, the bisque was available only on Friday nights as a feature. Our guests loved it so much, that we decided to give it a permanent home on our regular menu. And we've never looked back.
We also offer the bisque on our weekly buffets- every Sunday on the Sunday Brunch lineup, and on Fridays as part of our Friday Quick Lunch Buffet. We never get tired of hearing customers rave about how much they love it, so why not give them a couple opportunities a week to fill up on as much bisque as their stomachs can hold.
Now that Fall is upon us, and the colder months are here to stay, we're confident that our Seafood Bisque will be calling your name. Here's a quick reminder of when you can warm your heart, belly, and soul with the seafood-y, creamy goodness:
Friday: 11am-9pm (plus our Friday Quick Lunch Buffet 11:30am-1:30pm)
Sunday Brunch: 10am-2pm
Not a Seafood fan? Tell us your favorite soup and we'll be sure to include it in our Soup of the Day line-up soon!