Amalfi has moved to the coast–okay, closer to the coastline, and in its place comes Lily Bistro. The French bistro, slated to open May 1, is operated by the husband-and-wife chef team of Lynette Mosher and Robert Krajewski.
Their background is impressive. Both are grads of Johnson & Wales; both have instructed at the New England Culinary Institute; and their CV includes stints at some of Boston’s best kitchens: Olives, Clio, Radius, Biba, Pignoli, Truc, Chez Henri, Pigalle.
The menu is undeniably French, but created with a Maine accent. Or maybe it’s the other way around. Expect early season specials such as champagne-poached Maine shrim in thyme crepes with pea-tendril salad; Maine halibut with arugula pesto and pignoli gnocchi; saffron cavatelli with Maine lobster; roast chicken with prunes; moules Provencal and similar fare. Most foods will be locally sourced.
It plans to be open for lunch and dinner Tuesday through Saturday, dinner only on Sunday. Prices will range $9 to 14 for lunch, $9-19 for dinner.
I’ll report back once I’ve visited, but this should make a nice addition to Rockland’s increasingly intriguing and international dining scene.
UPDATE: See my May 12 Lily Bistro posting.