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Bites Nearby: Melange

Bold tastes, beautiful presentation

Ask people what Mélange means and they might say it’s a fancy kind of word that means a mixture or collection of different things — kind of eclectic. in Beachwood is all these things: a little fancy, a little quirky, and a little different. Although the differences are the joie de vivre, the food is consistently beautifully presented, the atmosphere fun, and donations from the sale of Linda’s milk and cookies put toward cancer research or family support.

Unlike other late-night eateries, Melange is open for brunch and lunch. Belgian waffles, fruit compote, French toast and buttermilk pancakes are all on the menu. There is fresh fruit or tasty chocolate chips and maple syrup for garnish. If you have missed morning breakfast hours and are craving those flavors at night be sure to check out “Breakfast” on the dinner menu. It is a cheddar and herb omelet with everything in it, even breakfast sausage corn dogs.

For lunch, entrees there are classics chicken pot pie, or new takes on food you love like mac n' cheese, pan-roasted trout, or taco gyros. Lighter lunch choices include lots of burger and sandwich variations from a veggie burger to a unique and popular lobster BLT. Salads and starters like Melange dirty chips, salmon latkes and fried green tomatoes appeal to the eclectic palate of diners.

Dinner choices are even more varied. Comforting chicken dumpling soup is served in the starter menu alongside Caesar spring rolls, and stunningly red beet salad. If you decide to skip dinner and concentrate on small plates keep an eye out for two unusual choices: chorizo pierogi and “buffalo” frog legs. Look closely at the other ingredients and you’ll find subtle twists in everyday flavors. The main entrees include beef, lamb, chicken, seafood and vegetarian options. There is a wide variety of flavors with something to please and pleasantly surprise everyone, most anytime of day or night.

Rita Mandel August 26, 2011 at 03:26 AM
love the breakfast and lunch menu but you need to make the dinner menu more affordable and fun with sandwiches, vegetarian choices and lower prices...great neighborhood restaurant but need to bring the prices down for dinner and more friendly to bring more people in...wonderful atmosphere...how about more entertainment

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