The bistro is a "from scratch" kitchen. We strive to provide the freshest possible ingredients made to order. Our chef team has degrees in the culinary arts from various schools and has traveled around the United States, experiencing different flavors and cuisines. This has brought a unique combination of talent and experience that is hard to find and is truly a remarkable asset to our restaurant. The bistro prepares food that is both comforting and exotic. The menu changes several times per year so there is always something different for everyone. We are also very excited to offer wine dinners throughout the year.
Our wine list is focused around exciting wines with great flavor and value. Doug likes to promote wine that is complimentary to the food at a reasonable price to the consumer. He feels wine should be enjoyed as a complete dining experience. Wines are offered both by the glass and the bottle.
Doug Langevin began his career at the age of 17 at the Sugar River Valley Tech Center. He continued his education at Johnson and Wales University in Rhode Island receiving a bachelor degree in culinary arts. Doug quickly gained a wide range of experience in top, high rated restaurants and companies including, The Gatehouse and Cheeky Monkey Restaurant in Rhode Island, Cheeky Monkey in South Beach Miami and Clydes Restaurant Group in Washington DC as well as Einstein's Restaurant, part of the Metrotainment Group in Atlanta Georgia.
In November 2003 Doug returned to his hometown to open Bistro Nouveau in Claremont, NH. A very successful 70 seat Bistro with an off premise catering company, Bistro Nouveau soon expanded in April 2007 moving operations to the Center of Eastman in Grantham offering multi dining rooms, larger kitchen and on sight event/function room that can accommodate up to 150 people."Innovative food, fresh ingredients, good value" since 2003, Bistro Nouveau has stayed true to its motto. For almost a decade, Chef Doug has been showcasing American cuisine. Doug's culinary expertise coupled with his desire to provide fine cuisine incorporating local produce from the region has repeat patrons returning for more. In addition to comfortable and casual dining Doug offers vegetarian dinners and gluten free dishes - something for everyone. The restaurant also offers "Lighter Bites" smaller portions plates for the less hearty appetites.