Choose Your Veggie-Centric Bar Snacks and Cocktails at Little Beet Table

Local chef Geoff Lazlo of Geoff Lazlo Food and his friend Greg Oshins visited Little beet Table for the first time. Aug 15, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

Former Greenwich Free Press intern Avery Barakett stopped to say hi at Little Beet Table. Aug 15, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

Located at at 376 Greenwich Avenue, recently opened Little Beet Table features a “vegetable-forward menu” that includes a fun and innovative roster of bar snacks.

In fact even the cocktails at LBT are made with nutrient dense fresh-pressed fruit and veggie juices.

The restaurant became an instant hit when it opened last month, joining New York and Chicago on the list of LBT locations. Also LBT has a sister brand, The Little Beet, which offers a more fast-casual restaurant in the Westchester Mall and nine other locations along the East Coast.

At LBT Greenwich, the comfortable atmosphere offers booth, bar and table seating options. As with other LBT locations, the emphasis remains on dishes where vegetables are the center of attention, but in Greenwich beef and chicken dishes round out the menu.  The focus, as always, remains on healthful, whole foods.

The Beet Sushi with yuzo kosho, umeboshi and scallion is artfully arranged on a layer of rice – both colorful and artfully arranged. Photo: Leslie Yager

Warm olives with orange, lavender and chili. Photo: Leslie Yager

Blistered Shishito Peppers from the small plates menu at Little Beet Table. Photo: Leslie Yager

GFP recently returned to sample bar snacks and cocktails beginning with the Nori Popcorn. Nori is the Japanese name for an edible seaweed and the seaweed flakes add just the right rich, toasty taste. Other popcorn varieties include sesame, togarashi or sweet chili-lime.

Other unique and tasty items on the bar snack menu include Warm Olives with orange, lavender and chili.

The Beet Sushi with yuzo kosho, umeboshi and scallion is artfully arranged on a layer of rice – both colorful and artfully arranged.

Other choices include Spiced Almonds with pimenton (smoked paprika), fennel and cayenne, and Seasonal Pickles with an emulsion of shiso, which is an annual herb in the mint family.

We also enjoyed the Blistered Shishito Peppers from the small plates menu. Created with pickled shiitake, sunflower miso and sesame, the peppers are cooked just enough to maintain their shape but melt in your mouth.

All the creations keep health consciousness at the fore, but, as Chef Rich Perez has said, “If we didn’t tell you, you wouldn’t even know we were a health-conscious, gluten-free restaurant.”

LBT’s 100% gluten-free and veggie-forward drink options include our favorite, the Kale & Cucumber cocktail, made with tequila, kale, cucumber, ginger, lemon, and jalapeno tincture.

Another popular cocktail is Clementine & Turmeric made with mezcal, clementine turmeric syrup, lemon, and chia seed.

The Apple & Cherry is made with vodka, sherry, green apple, celery, lemon and club soda.

The Piña & Coco combines pineapple rum, velvet falernum, house made coco cream, cherry and lime.

Great news. Director of Operations for Little Beet Table Adam Cornelius said the restaurant will soon be open for lunch.

Hours:
Monday -Thursday 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday 5:00pm – 10:30pm
Sunday 5:00pm – 9:00pm

Little Beet Table is located at 376 Greenwich Ave. Tel. (203) 405-5787

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Vegetable Forward Bites and Nutrient Dense Cocktails at Little Beet Table at a Hit by Melanie Leguizamon from the GHS class of 2020

At Little Beet Table a popular popcorn variety is the Nori seaweed with sesame seeds. Photo: Leslie Yager