Aida Bistro has been a Howard County hallmark for its Italian menu and for being a special occasions restaurant.
The Columbia restaurant sent an announcement to customers last week aiming to stay a special place, but to highlight changes to broaden their appeal. Their executive chef left and was replaced by their incumbent sous chef. Their menu has changed -- keeping the house-made pasta, but broadening from just Italian to a mix of small and large plates and a renewed emphasis on local products.
The email touted a chef's menu that appears to be a five-course meal served Thursdays to Saturday, paired with the wines that they have in their cool tap system.
It's a seasonal menu that changes, but you can get a flavor of the flavors from their Web page. Aida is on my list of places to return. Does anyone have thoughts on the new menu or the new arrangements?