Dining With Denise Neil

Larkspur's new name, flavor

Larkspur, the downtown restaurant at 904 E. Douglas loved by businessfolk and town painters alike, has changed its name and its menu — sort of.

The restaurant is now known as Larkspur Bistro & Bar, and it has a new sign to prove it.

Owner Ty Issa also has added several items to the menu. (And no, starfish is not one of them.)

The new lunch menu now features a bruschetta with feta tapenade, a triple deck club, a pepper steak and a fettuccine diablo. The new dinner menu now has a stuffed Idaho trout, a ribeye steak and a fettuccine Bolognese, among other dishes. He’s also updated the wine list and added some lower-price options.

Issa kept the Larkspur favorites on the menus, including the Metro salad, chicken pistachio and crab cakes, which he now will make using lump crab meat.