Mama Squirrel and I had a rare opportunity for a long lunch yesterday, so we tried a place she has been wanting to go to, Bittersweet.
Located in a strip mall in Germantown, Bittersweet takes good advantage of the blank slate of a strip mall bay to create a warm space. White tablecloths and good service can do a lot to distract you from the SUVs in the parking lot and the bric-a-brac and pet stores just down the way. Sitting with your back to the window helps too.
Don’t let my mixed feelings on locations distract you though. Bittersweet has a nice menu in a nice space. The first thing we noticed was a strong presence of lobster on the menu. We counted no fewer than six lobster dishes. There was lobster salad, salad with lobster, lobster bisque, a lobster wrap, a lobster roll, and lobster pie.
Mama went for the lobster pie. It was creamy and chock full of lobster. Rather than a crust, it was topped with a crisp triangle of puff pastry. It may not have been a traditional pot pie, but it was delicious. Served with mashed potatoes and green beans, the dish was quite a hearty meal.
I ordered the open-face ribeye sandwich. I should have known that something was amiss when the menu said the sandwich came with fries. I substituted mashed potatoes for the fries thinking I could right a wrong. I couldn’t. The steak was very good, but it wasn’t an open-faced sandwich. It was a regular sandwich that just hadn’t been closed yet. It was a darned good sandwich though.
For dessert we went for the chocolate ecstasy. Our server described it as a chocolate cookie crust topped with fudge topped with a chocolate soufflé. It was a good cake, but I wouldn’t call the top a soufflé. I’m not sure what I would call it. It was more dense than a mousse but less dense than cheesecake. All in all it was a good dessert.
Bittersweet is a bit pricey to be a regular lunch spot, but it would be good for special occasions. We’re also looking forward to going back to try dinner.
Bittersweet Restaurant — Closed
7685 Farmington Boulevard, Suite 102
Germantown, Tennessee 38138