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Welcome to the BlackRock Bistro

Your hosts David Beattie and Lori Lynch would like to welcome you to the Black Rock Bistro. Located in beautiful downtown Parrsboro, our bistro includes an ‘intimate’ dining room with seating for 28 people and an adjacent wine bar that will accommodate 14 to 16 patrons.

Black Rock Bistro is beautifully decorated with a Moroccan-Indian feel, with red and brown colors predominating, further complemented with black-topped tables, black and brown chairs. The black theme extends to the bistro’s menu with offerings of blackened fish and black bean & corn pilaf, which we are sure you will enjoy.

Looking for a place to stay in Parrsboro?

Located on a spacious two and one-half acres of shady maples, fragrant roses and colorful flower gardens, our Inn is conveniently close to the town centre, yet a world apart. Enjoy the sun on the expansive front lawn, snooze in the shade of the century old maples or relax in the comfort of the Victorian Veranda.

The Gillespie House Inn offers seven spacious, graciously appointed guest rooms, each with private bath. Antique furniture, hardwood floors, down duvets and comfortable beds await. Five fireplaces add to the warmth and ambiance.Our comfortable library is the perfect place for planning your next day’s activities, chatting with other guests, catching up on the news or relaxing by the fire.

A hearty breakfast is served daily. The menu features a daily cooked selection, fresh fruit, cereals and yogurt, home made muffins, whole grain breads and bagels, complete with a bottomless cup of fresh brewed coffee or tea.

Menu


 

Starters

Soup Du Jour

Chef’s special made fresh daily complemented with house made bread and herb infused butter.

Cup $7 / Bowl $9

Blackrock Seafood Chowder

Classic seafood chowder served with house made bread and herb infused butter.

Cup $9 / Bowl $14

Caesar Salad

Crisp Romain lettuce with house made dressing topped with That Dutchman’s cheese and Farm Gate bacon bits.

Small $8 / Large $12

Add Chicken $4 / Scallops $8

Treasure Salad

Mixed greens, dried berries, pecans, cherry tomatoes, apples and That Dutchman’s gouda and Farm Gate bacon with a maple balsamic vinaigrette.

$10

Seared Bay of Fundy Scallops

Advocate Harbour scallops, roasted red pepper puree, Farm Gate bacon with a maple balsamic reduction.

$14

Steamed Mussels

1 pound of fresh mussels steamed with your choice of white wine & garlic or beer & bacon.

$11

Spinach Artichoke Dip

Sautéd spinach, artichoke hearts and cream cheese with crisp pita triangles.

$9

Steamed Mussels

1lb of steamed mussles, garlic, butter, lemon & crispy garlic toast.

$12


Light Fare

Haddock Fish Cakes & Beans

Seared haddock with onion, celery, red pepper and potato, served with smokey maple baked beans and tangy chow.

$10

Burgers

Lean ground beef or veggie burgers, with your choice of caesar salad, or black bean and corn pilaf.

  • BlackRock Burger – cheddar cheese, spicy tomato jam, crisp Farm Gate bacon, red onions and mixed greens finished with dijonnanise sauce ~$13
  • Dutchman Burger – smokey bacon jam, That Dutchman’s Dragons Breath blue cheese topped with summer greens ~$13
  • Black Bean Sante Fe Burger – house made vegetarian burger with chipotle mayo and summer greens ~$12

Grilled Paninis

Served on a ciabatta bun with choice of caesar side salad or black bean and corn pilaf.

  • Grilled Vegetable – stacked mixed vegetables, That Dutchman’s gouda, basil pesto sauce ~$10
  • Sweet Chili Chicken – sliced chicken breast with Farm Gate bacon, red onions, That Dutchman’s gouda, chipotle mayo and sweet chilli sauce ~$12
  • Lobster – Fundy lobster with garlic aioli and That Dutchman’s gouda ~$15

Rice Bowl

Wild rice mix with grilled vegetables topped with teriyaki sauce.

Served chilled. $9; Add chicken $4

Mains

Blackened Haddock

Fundy haddock with jasmine rice and black quinoa pilaf with seasonal vegetables.

$22

Fresh Pasta

House made pasta with your choice of cream sauce or rose sauce.

Vegetarian $17; Chicken $19; Scallops $24

Salmon

Pan seared Atlantic salmon fillet served with a fresh tomato salsa, seasonal vegetables and wild rice mix.

$23

Braised Lamb Shank

Braised Nova Scotia Lamb shank with creamy mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables.

$25

Lobster Tail

Crab and bacon stuffed Bay of Fundy lobster tail served with wild rice mix and seasonal vegetables.

$32

Seafood Platter

Platter of pan seared Bay of Fundy seafood featuring 1/2 lobster tail scallops and haddock served with a wild rice mix and seasonal vegetables.

$36

Chefs Choice

Each day our Chef will prepare a delicious feature dish using locally sourced seafood or meats. Ask your server for today’s feature.

Priced daily.


*If you have any special requests or allergies advise your server

Vegetarian and gluten free options available for most menu items

Dessert Menu


Cheese Cake

Classic New York-Style cheese cake with selected topping of the day and shaved chocolate

9$

Flourless Chocolate Lava Cake

Mini chocolate lava cake served with salted caramel sauce and whipped cream

8$

Crème Brûlée

Classic vanilla bean crème brulée with crispy caramelized sugar topping and daily selection of berries

8$

Cheese Plate

Selection of Nova Scotian cheeses served with olives, crackers and house made condiments

11$

Specialty Coffees

Maple Cream: Cabot Trail Maple Cream liquor (2 oz) with fresh brewed coffee topped with frothed milk

9$

Grand French Coffee: Grand Marnier (1.5 oz) in fresh brewed coffee topped with frothed milk

9$

Dessert Wine

Jost Maple Wine (2oz) – 7$

 

Gallery


Featured Suppliers


BroadFork Farm

Bryan and Shannon

River Hebert – Organic Produce Suppliers

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That Dutchman

That Dutchman’s Cheese Farm

Providers of Hand Crafted Gouda Cheeses

    • Old Growler
    • Smoked Gouda
    • Dragon’s Breath

The Farm Gate

The Farm Gate

Providers of

    • Smoked Bacon

Special Events


BlueScaleJazz at the Bistro – May 19

Ethan Ash at the Bistro – June 17, 2017

Music at the Bistro with Joan Kennedy

July 6, 2017

Joan Kennedy acoustic duo with Melissa Procida will be returning to BlackRock Bistro Thursday, July 6, 2017.

Music starts at 9pm – tickets are $15 available at the Bistro

Opening For the Season 2017

BlackRock Bistro will be opening for the season May 11, 2017.  Our hours will be Tuesday thru Sunday – 12 noon to 8:00 pm. The Bar stay open until 10:00 pm Friday and Saturday evenings.