Bistro Bijou Restaurant to participate in Taste of the Race

By January 30, 2015Seaside Blog

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Bistro Bijou is a fine dining restaurant located in The Market Shops at Sandestin. It is “coastal cuisine with a New Orleans flair.”  It has been named Best of the Emerald Coast every year from 2008-2014, and could very well again be a Readers Choice for 2015. It has also received the Certificate of Excellence in 2014 from Trip Advisor.  My friends and family have dined here many times and never been disappointed. I haven’t dined at the new location, but am excited to do so. I hear that the new decor has the WOW factor! If you remember, Bistro Bijou used to be located just on the opposite side of Sandestin in the Village of Baytowne Wharf.  The Market Shops have undergone a huge renovation and Bistro Bijou moved once that was complete.

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This place is often referred to as a great date place, acclaimed as the “Most Romantic Restaurant,” and with Valentine’s Day coming up, you might want to make a reservation so you are sure to not disappoint your sweetie!

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They are open 7 nights a week for dinner and you can find a bar menu and a dinner menu. Some items include:

  • Crispy Pork Belly Slider with hoisin pickled onion and a vegetable slaw
  • Truffled French Fries, Garlic Parmigianino, and Red curry aioli
  • Peruvian Ceviche with house made pita chips
  • Crab Beignets made with all white jumbo lump crab
  • Acorn Squash Risotto
  • Grouper Almandine
  • Ahi Tuna
  • Shrimp and Scallops
  • Duck Confit
  • Cowboy Ribeye
  • Butter Poached Main Lobster
  • Black Skillet Filet Mignon with buttermilk Gruyere Mashed Potatoes

The only issue I have with the menu at Bistro Bijou is that they make it so darn hard to choose! I think maybe my sweetie needs to take me here for Valentine’s Day. We are thrilled that the talent over at Bistro Bijou will be joining Chef Emeril Lagasse at Taste of the Race. Their menu is so amazing that I am certain to love whatever they are cooking up!

If you are visiting or a local and looking for 30A events in February, this is an event you don’t want to miss! To purchase tickets to “Taste of the Race,” and have the opportunity to join Emeril Lagasse in person, please visit  This event will sell out, so plan ahead and purchase tickets today.

AUTHOR: Laura Porter