Lily’s French Café & Bar in Venice

9 Feb

So, I went to Lily’s last night for a little dinner action.
Abott Kinney was a buzz on this particular Thursday night, with high falootin’ Venec-ian bohemians sneaking in and out of restaurants as I was wondering into Lily’s. What struck me about the décor: It was like a French Bistro that got hit by Pollock, only he wasn’t using a paint brush, he was using whole cans of paint, and throwing them about the walls haphazardly. But who cares about ambiance. Let’s talk food!

We had seared tuna salad on some lovely cabbage and other shrubberie, nice vinaigrette dressing…also had a beet salad complete with endive, walnuts (candied of course) and just enough blue cheese. Mains were beef Bourgenione, and Jen had roasted veggies with Quina…I know, who orders roasted veg with Quinoa? It was actually amazing! And the wine: I started with a glass of Sav Blanc from Bordeaux, crisp, with a bit of fruit. I also had a glass of St Emilion from the Bordeaux region. Big stinky, earthy red. Jen had a glass of Cotes du Rhones, which I actually liked the most.

The best part of the dining experience? We got 30% off using my membership through Village Vines.

https://www.villagevines.com/welcome.aspx?c=farlandowell

See you next time.

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2 Responses to “Lily’s French Café & Bar in Venice”

  1. Feldy February 9, 2011 at 1:59 pm #

    Sounds delicious. Farlan awalys did enjoy a good deal.

  2. Anonymous September 20, 2011 at 9:09 am #

    Lily’s has wonderful French food but unfortunately they only seemed
    to be concerned with turning their tables and I was offended by the continuous
    intrusive interruption by the servers last Saturday night. The service really
    spoiled the experience. I will never return because service is as important as
    good food.

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