I stole the above from their website because I obviously could not have explained it better myself. A restaurant with a mission beyond serving up delicious dishes is a restaurant I want to support so I was delighted to have a wonderful lunch experience.
We started with the Moules Frites, but opted to not have the Frites part of the dish. So we can't tell you how the fries are, sorry! The mussels were delicious though! They use wild Chatham mussels and the broth is a red coconut curry with basil, mint and cilantro. Carol said they were some of the best mussels she's ever eaten and I have to agree.
We both had a salad with chicken for our main course, mine is picture above. The Salade De Carrotes Roties which I'm going to say translates to "roasted carrot salad" It was baby carrots, bitter greens, orange supremes, crumbled goat cheese, toasted pistachios and pomegranate vinaigrette. It was very good and left me a proud member of the clean plate club. Carol had the Salade Chassee "Cesar" or the chicken caesar salad and was just as pleased as I was.
We finished off with coffee and assorted macaroons, managing to just eat one each and take the rest home for Carol's kids. The coffee comes to the table in a french press and was very good.
Overall, we had a great first experience at Bistro on Main and I can't wait to return and try it again! If you're in the Manchester area, put this place on your radar!