Tavolo’s now Bistro on Chestnut
Kaitlyn Clay, Staff Writer, [email protected]
Serving what the community wants is the new name of the game for Bistro on Chestnut, formerly known as Tavolo Italian Bistro, located at 204 E. Chestnut St. in downtown Corydon.
The restaurant, still owned by Southern Hospitality, went through a rebranding phase in January and is now serving some of the favorite dishes from the original menu but has added new offerings as well.
The change, according to owner Bobby Bass, was determined after his team realized they were putting themselves into a small box by only serving Italian food.
“We really wanted to diversify our menu options,” Bass said. “We asked the community for their opinions on everything from our name to our furniture to our food, and we took them seriously. We want this to be their restaurant, full of everything they want and where they feel comfortable.”
Some new menu items include a honey soy-glazed cod, pork nachos and a smoked short rib plate.
Bass said they have had raving reviews from fans of the new bistro burger. It comes on a brioche bun with smoked provolone, giardiniera, pesto aioli and spinach with seasoned chips on the side. Also, he said customers are loving the pimento cheese hush puppies as a starter as well.
Bistro on Chestnut also recently added a new draft system at its bar. It currently carries Coors Light, Gumballhead and Yuengling beers, and Bass noted he has the ability to operate six draft taps at a time so customers can be on the lookout for new additions there.
Bistro on Chestnut now offers a lunch menu and new hours. It still remains closed on Mondays and Tuesdays but is open Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 4 to 8 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 4 to 9 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
All Tavolo Italian Bistro gift cards are still redeemable at Bistro on Chestnut with no expiration.
The restaurant also offers online ordering currently at tavoloitalian.com, which is where the new lunch and dinner menus can be viewed.