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BuffaloEats: The last fine time at Bistro Europa, a love story in words and pictures

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Roasted black sea bass with local podding radish, pistou, fava beans, borage pesto. Not shown: tempura squash blossom. $29. Bistro Europa, July 29, 2013.

By Andrew Z. Galarneau

The folks at stopped by Bistro Europa for one last dinner before its Elmwood incarnation closes March 31.

Check out their appreciation for Bistro Europa, a restaurant where everything was different, except for the name. A place too small to hold the talents of Ellen and Steven Gedra, but too delicious to die.

A restaurant that thrived serving dishes no one could sell in Buffalo, to eaters emboldened to order dishes they'd never even heard of before. Which is the exact opposite of the business plan for most Buffalo restaurants.

They had the housemade charcuterie platter, pig skin fritters, and a paella-like dish called fideos, of smoky chorizo, squid and Manila clams. Aw, just go read the article. And say the rosary for The Black Sheep, the Gedras' new place, to open at 367 Connecticut St. sometime between feels-like-forever and the end of the year.




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