Last night I had an opportunity to dine at Columbia’s first French Bistro, Brasserie.  It was a dress rehearsal of sorts.  Brasserie officially opens this Friday, March 11, but some folks were invited to dine a couple days earlier, and my good friend, Susan Wampler, was one of those invitees.  Lucky me.

Friend Lynette and me by the outside patio area:

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Owner Adam Guy stopped by our table of five and we had a delightful chat.  Here he is with Susan Wampler:

Susan Wampler and Adam Guy March 9 2016

Closely connected businesswise and physically to Mr. Guy’s popular Upper Crust Bakery and Café, Brasserie’s decor is lovely.  I felt like I was dining outside a French restaurant in spring. I kept saying, “Bonjour!” to folks.  We had a great time and enjoyed some tasty food.

 

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Lynette’s salad with seared tuna

 

In case you’re curious, here’s their menu.

An interesting addition is Brasserie’s event space – The Champagne Ballroom.  Got a wedding reception, anniversary celebration, family reunion, business gala event?  This is the place to be.  I’m sure many locals will make use of The Champagne Ballroom.

Whether you live in the Columbia area or travel from afar, put Brasserie and Upper Crust on your to do list.  The food is delicious, staff members are gracious, and Adam is such a nice guy.

Tres bien!  Two thumbs up!

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