Good Eats: Park Bruges

Oh hi, it’s me again…didn’t you love how on top of posting I was last week??  I did.  This week = totally different story.  I just started a new and fabulous job on Monday and I’m baking up a storm for a great friend’s wedding shower in Maryland this weekend.  So the moment I get home at 5pm I take the Molly girl for a walk/run, help get dinner on the table, then barricade myself in the kitchen to bake cupcakes and work on other fun crafty projects.  As much as I’ve been wanting to share yummy posts, I’m fairly certain that I would not be getting any sort of sleep if I started bloggin at 11:30 at night.  And if you know me, you know that sleep is essential for me to be a tolerable human being…

Enough of that business…now for another restaurant review.  A couple weeks ago, Mr. Cheater Bite and I tried Park Bruges and fell in love.  This adorable Highland Park neighborhood gem is rather new (opened February 2011) and is the sister restaurant to the long time Pittsburgh favorite Point Brugge, located in Point Breeze.  Both restaruants offer fresh, innovative cuisine in a casual neighborhood setting.

The menu boasts a variety of bold flavors and many “comfort food” dishes.  Small plate options vary from a cheese board, crab beignets, mac & cheese, to organic tofu.  Their asnwer to pizza – tarte flambee – is fantastic, with its crispy crust made by Enricos.  They also offer a comprehensive, yet not overwhelming, variety of soups, salads, sandwiches and large entrees.   And wowzers, the frites are a showstopper.  I would highly recommend getting something that has these on the side.  Oh, and then there’s dessert.  You just have to look at the menu, I can’t do it justice by describing it…check out the photo below for a teaser.  Bravo Chef Hunninen, bravo.  All in all, when you think Park Bruges, think classic bistro with a French flare.  Check out what we had:

Moules Frites entree

bacon, leek, mushroon & Maytag bleu Tarte Flambee

Profiteroles

The prices are extremely reasonable, the service is fantastic and the environment is such that you feel like you are at a European cafe; all of which make this spot an A+ in my book.  So next time you are out and about, whether it be for lunch, dinner or Sunday brunch, be sure to swing by Bryant street and stop in to Park Bruges, you will be thrilled with your meal!

Note: They are currently hosting “Jazz Mondays” on the first Monday of each month now through December!  Cover is a mere $5 and you get to enjoy a special menu and full bar while listening to their house band, Slide Worldwide, from 7:30 to 10:30.  So now you know where to find this girl on October 3rd, November 7th and December 5th!

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2 Comments

  1. Amanda
    Posted September 22, 2011 at 10:15 pm | Permalink

    Oh my gosh… this food looks AMAZING. Mouth. watering.

  2. Posted September 24, 2011 at 12:49 am | Permalink

    can’t wait to see all this bridal shower food pop up over the next couple of weeks!

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