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Red Currant bistro opens at Allied Arts

Original post made on Dec 3, 2007

The Red Currant bistro is open for business at the Allied Arts Guild in Menlo Park. The proprietors are Nir and Ayellet Perry, a young Israeli couple who own the Cassis Catering Company in Redwood City.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, November 30, 2007, 5:50 PM

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Posted by MPworkingMom
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Dec 3, 2007 at 1:41 pm

Has anyone tried this yet? It seems promising ...

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Posted by MP Resident
a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Dec 7, 2007 at 8:57 am

I miss the Auxiliary. It was good for luncheon parties.

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Posted by marya keeth
a resident of Woodside: Skywood/Skylonda
on Dec 9, 2007 at 10:09 am

Food was very good and the atmosphere cozy. I liked the restaurant and the many shops, also the Christmas decorations.

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Posted by Bella
a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Dec 10, 2007 at 11:32 am

Why isn't the Allied Arts Auxiliary doing more to let people know that they finally got a restaurant open?
Isn't the Christmas shopping season an important source of income? Shouldn't they be shouting it from the rooftops?

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Posted by Valerie
a resident of Atherton: other
on Jan 13, 2008 at 2:34 pm

The food at the Red Currant is a sumptuous mix of middle eastern and contemporary California cuisine. It is part art and part nurishment and the blend is very satisfying. A very special dining experience, in a lovely setting, with a very gracious staff. It felt a little like going on a mini exotic retreat to go there. Enjoy it!

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Posted by Laura
a resident of Atherton: other
on Mar 16, 2008 at 3:44 pm

We took our whole family there for a Saturday brunch, and it was great for everyone. The salads were so fresh and bountiful, and the breads are to die for! They have a great selection of fresh juices. And Nir Perry is such a delight! As the owner, he loves to "shmooze" with all the guests, and you feel very much at home. So glad they took over the space!

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Posted by MPworkingMom
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Mar 17, 2008 at 2:56 pm

I had lunch there last week. I agree, the bread, warm from the oven, is wonderful. The pot du creme was tiny, but delicious.

That said, I didn't think the rest of the food lived up to the high prices.

The dining room was understaffed, even though it was only about 60% full. The waitress apologized and said she was the only one working, and then disappeared for long stretches of time.

I think there are kinks that still need to be worked out, but it's nice to see some signs of life at Allied Arts again.

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