Says co-owner Chris Pratt, "I am so excited to welcome our new chef ... Matt is a longtime Albany cook who has worked alongside some of Albany's finest chefs. ... Matt has designed a new menu that blends old and new cuisine to create a true bistro menu. He is also very passionate about sourcing locally and utilizing sustainable produce, meats, and fish."
There are several dishes on the new menu that seem to have become a requirement for bistros everywhere these days -- poutine and crispy pork belly, for example. But, among other more interesting-sounding offerings are a short rib Stroganoff, an orange marinated hanger steak with a bacon and sweet potato mash, and an unusual trout saltimbocca.
Capital Bistro is located at 55 North Pearl Street in Albany. Hours: from 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, closed Sunday. Phone: (518) 694-3122.
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