Tiffany Tastes blog posted the story “Small Plates and BYO at Bleu Restaurant” by Tiffany Langston.
Bleu Restaurant and Lounge recently opened in the Westin right off Beale Street, and I have to admit, it’s been on my radar since well before it opened for business (thanks to a very creative marketing campaign that built suspense by introducing certain elements of the restaurant to come without even divulging the name). I actually managed to go twice in the span of a week, once for lunch and once for drinks and small plates.
For lunch, I met up with Seth Agranov of the Best Memphis Burger Blog and his friend Jesse. (You might remember Seth from a previous post about the Kooky Canuck Kookamonga Challenge. For lunch, I took advantage of the BYO (Build Your Own) option that allows diners to create their very own sandwich (or burger or wrap) from the ground up. Choose your protein (chicken, angus burger, catfish, tilapia, catfish, sirlion or portabella mushroom cap) bread (kaiser roll, whole wheat bun, poor boy, tortilla wrap, grilled cheese bun (exactly what it sounds like)), cheese (American yellow, aged cheddar, Jarlsberg Swiss, sharp provolone, bleu or local goat), toppings (options include arugula, pickles, cole slaw, Bermuda onions, jalapenos, caramelized onion, sauteed mushrooms and roasted red peppers) and sides (hand-cut fries, potato salad, fruit cup, sweet potato fries and cole slaw.