Cheyenne Restaurant Week Review: The Morris House Bistro
Every time I visit the Morris House Bistro, I walk away saying "that was the best meal I've had in Cheyenne". There really is no other place like it. Upscale, low-country southern cuisine in a historic Victorian home. If I could afford to eat there every week, I would.
The house is named for the legendary Esther Hobart Morris, who lived there in the 1890s. Before she moved to Cheyenne, Morris made history as the first woman to ever serve as a Justice of the Peace. She was a pioneer for woman's suffrage and equality.
The restaurant proudly honors Morris' legacy both on the menu and with a picture of the statue erected in her honor, which stands just blocks away at the Wyoming State Capitol.
While the venue is quaint and charming, the food is the real star at Morris House. Their special Restaurant Week menu featured three courses: blue crab stuffed mushrooms, pancetta stuffed cajun cordon blue and a lemon cheesecake with blueberry compote, all for $35.
That's really what makes Cheyenne Restaurant Week great. It's a chance for people unaccustomed with fine dining to see how the other half lives.
Moreover, restaurants like the Morris House Bistro, which is consistently ranked among the best in Cheyenne, give credibility to the restaurant week promotion, which benefits the city and the other participating businesses.
I've had the privilege of enjoying Restaurant Week events at several locations in both Washington, D.C. and Denver. I can honestly say the Morris House Bistro is just as good, if not better, than any of the restaurants I've tried there. And that's a bold statement.
It truly is a local treasure. If you've never had low-country cuisine before, Cheyenne Restaurant Week is the time to try it.