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Firefly Bistro Restaurant Review

Why aren’t more restaurants like Firefly — a smart, fun, romantic place where the food is delicious, very fresh, modestly priced and prepared with an in-arguable flair for flavor? Firefly is an intimate restaurant where all these qualities mix together.
 
 

Its entryway is surrounded by arrangements of trees,  gorgeous plants and flowers which turns this place into a magical restaurant where you will have a great time. It's beautiful interior peaks through the green to invite guests. The main dining area is really a large tent decorated nicely with the requisite tasteful and casual furnishings. It sure is an elegant and romantic environment. Firefly opened in July 2002 and has a neighborly warmth to its environment. At night sparkling lights set the mood for a romantic and unforgettable dinner. In the summer, when it's warm, the tent sides are rolled up to reveal ivy meandering up brick walls with nicely trimmed shrubbery and delicate whispy flowers. They just added a very cozy bar which is a truly success among the customers, the bar serves great wines, cocktails, beers, and martinis.

 

We enjoyed such a delicious dinner that made our night truly remarkable, the service was great, the night was beautiful and the drinks were impeccable. Their menu, also changes constantly, which makes this place even more attractive.

As far as appetizers, we had the Smoked Tuna Melt Crostini, with
balck olives, basil, and brie, very good, and spicy.


Tuna Melt Crostini

The Grilled Mission Fig and Goat Cheese Tart with caramelized onions, honey, toasted walnuts, and arugula, this dish I would say is part pastry, part dessert
and part salad, delicious and it is worth trying it without any doubt!


Grilled Mission Fig and Goat Cheese Tart

Dungness Crab Tostada with Mango Salsa, Pickled Red Union, Avocado
and Ancho Vinaigrette, a great appetizer and the Crab rocks!


Dungness Crab Tostada with Mango Salsa

Scallion-Chili Shrimp Eggrolls, with Orange-Ginger Sauce and
Caramelized Orange, one of my guest’s favorites, he loved it!


Scallion-Chili Shrimp Eggrolls, with Orange-Ginger Sauce

As far as salad we chose the Heirloom Tomato Salad with Grilled Asparagus,
Grille Romaine, Feta, Toasted Pistachios, Rosemary Oil, and Sherry vinegar
drizzle, I love tomatoes, and this was a great salad!


Heirloom Tomato Salad with Grilled Asparagus

Their food is so fresh that unfortunately, they run out of their famous Sauteed Petrale Sole, which we were told was great, and I wanted to try so bad… But I got the Pecan Coated Catfish, over Sweet Potato-Pecan Hash, with Firefly Collard Greens and my guest had the Blackened Double Cut Pork Chop, with Brown Sugar, Sweet Potatoes, Grilled Corn, Apple Compote, and Apple Cidar-Sage Glaze, and loved these dishes very tender and fresh with tons of flavors, the fish was very fresh and the pork sweet and tender! Both great!


Pecan Coated Catfish, over Sweet Potato-Pecan Hash


Blackened Double Cut Pork Chop, with Brown Sugar and Sweet Potatoes

Desserts were fabulous as well, we tasted the amazing Grapefruit “KeyLime”
Pie, with Bruleed Ruby Red Grapefuit and Ginger-Grapefruit reduction,
and the Bittersweet Chocolate Liquid-Center Cake, with Pistachio
Ice Cream and Bing Cherry Compote, if you love sweets, these
delicious desserts will not disappointe you.


Grapefruit “KeyLime” Pie, with Bruleed Ruby Red Grapefuit and Ginger


Bittersweet Chocolate Liquid-Center Cake, with Pistachio Ice Cream

To end our night in high style we tasted their Dow’s 20 year Tawny Port,
very suave and with a delicious bouquet.


Dow’s 20 year Tawny Port

Firefly’s Paul Rosenbluh and Monique King - executive chefs/partners
reinterprets this sunny cuisine by using the best farmers-market ingredients,
assembling them with chefly skill, and illuminating the spirit of each
dish as if from within.

Pasadena is the place for beauty, sophistication and some of the nations best restaurants and star chefs and Firefly is a restaurant that you can’t miss.
It is certainly worth it of a try! 
 
For map and location click Here!

For more information please visit their website at www.eatatfirefly.com
 

Article By: Mary Adams
Photos By: Chris Marx


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