Hideaway Bistro, French-style with an American twist
February 23, 2012
Winter Park – Hideaway Bistro opened in December and is located in the old Hideaway Village. Karl Vogelbacher is the owner-chef of the Hideaway Bistro in the Silverado II building in Winter Park.
The bar and restaurant menu models a European bistro similar to where Vogelbacher grew up, focusing on healthy cuisine, bigger portions, and great value with seasonal and local ingredients, such as products from Morales Farm in Granby, Vogelbacher said.
“It’s a place where people come together – where everyone knows each other – and comes for a cocktail, appetizer, and then a leisurely dinner,” he said.
Different variations of seafood such as grilled striped bass are on the menu, and Vogelbacher says he uses only the freshest products he can get.
“We have smoked salmon tartare, and crab and shrimp cake. Soups include winter season roasted butternut bisque and French onion old-world soup.
One of the most popular entrees is chicken pot pie French-style in pastry puff a bit lighter, steak, and meatloaf.
“There are regulars who show up every weekend,” said Vogelbacher. “We get to know them and their families, and they know mine. We talk about skiing and are always making new friends; that’s what we are here for.”
There is a game room for kids to play pool or basketball across the hall from the restaurant. “We focus on families and have a kids menu,” he said.
The restaurant is located on the first floor. The banquet room on the second floor seats up to 200 people. There will be events and concerts upstairs, Vogelbacher said. He hopes to make the venue a part of summer music scene in Winter Park and host weddings and family reunions in the space.