West Bloomfield restaurant Bistro Le Bliss pleases palates in its first year with French-inspired Eastern European menu.

Photos via Bistro Le Bliss Facebook

Celebrating only its first anniversary is a new restaurant already making many waves of successful ingesting acceptance in West Bloomfield and surrounding regions.

The French-inspired Eastern European eatery Bistro Le Bliss on Orchard Lake Road, south of Maple, on the west side, owned by the executive chef himself, Yakov Fleysher, is being touted for its excellent homemade dishes, which have been receiving much acclaim … A West Bloomfield onion soup, scallops velouté du Barry, a white fish a la meuniere, etc. … from a brick oven that seems to bring out the satisfying dining that one gets from a cozy and casual culinary experience.

Bistro Le Bliss has been open since August of 2018, but it is already noted for its weekly specials like the pan-seared barramundi, Walleye Provencal dusted fillet, a Savory Napoleon with house-cured wild Alaskan sockeye, dill sauce and triple caviar mousse, duck breast pan-seared with sweet potato hash, an excellent black olive-dusted cod loin, charbroiled sturgeon fillet, etc.

A major goal of Bistro Le Bliss seems to be the creation of unique culinary experiences that include dishes seldom seen elsewhere … like short ribs bourguignon, beef Stroganoff with morel mushrooms, bouillabaisse, Michigan tart cherry strudel, baked on premises … Chef/owner Fleysher has been a resident of the West Bloomfield area since 1998 and, aside from cooking food, is seemingly quite astute in recognizing eating habits by the creation of his menu.

Bistro Le Bliss is open Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m-10 p.m. … with seating for 60 … and presents the kind of neighborhood family-owned dining experience so often wished for with many simple but classic dishes for a tongue and tummy experience to remember.

MAIL DEPT. … From Dennis Silber, Boca Raton, Fla. … “Debbie’s 1957 Oak Park High graduating class had an experience none of the 77 graduates will ever forget. It was the 60th class reunion held in the Detroit area, put together by a committee of nine grads. The weekend of a Buddy’s pizza party, Andiamo dinner party and Sunday brunch at Georges was like a large family gathering. So very wonderful!”

OLDIE BUT GOODIE … The prosecuting attorney called an elderly woman to the stand and asked, “Do you know me?”

“Yes, I’ve known you since you were a little boy,” she said, “and frankly, you’ve been a big disappointment to me. You lie. You manipulate people and talk behind their backs. You think you’re a big shot when you haven’t the brains to realize you will never be more than a two-bit paper pusher. Yes, I know you!”

The prosecuting attorney was stunned. He pointed across the room and asked, “Do you know the defense attorney?”

She replied, “Yes, I’ve known him since he was a youngster, too. I used to babysit him. And he, too, has been a real disappointment to me. He’s lazy, narrow-minded and has a big drinking problem. He can’t build a normal relationship with anyone, and his law practice is one of the shoddiest in the state. Yes, I know him!”

The judge rapped his gavel and called both lawyers to the bench. In a quiet menacing voice, he said, “If either of you asks her if she knows me, you’ll be jailed for contempt!”

CONGRATS … To Hannah Berglund on her birthday …To Morton Plotnick on his birthday … To Neal Rubin on his birthday … To Bruce Milen on his birthday … To Jim Newman on his birthday.

Danny’s email address is dannyraskin2132@gmail.com.

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