Nestled on a downtown corner in Sylvania, Treo is a pleasant surprise! I've no affiliation; I just love the experience enough to want to talk about it.
It's smart and urbane, not pretentious. A warm and welcoming local eatery with an international sensibility. It has a jazz lounge, a wine bar, French and Italian roots with a local flair. Creativity simply vibrates on this quiet corner.
The bartender on duty had 10 years experience working with wine giving her near sommelier experience--and it shows. A server sings opera off duty and is as well versed in Chekhov as in the daily special, while the manger could easily discussed complex foreign policy or the intricacies of Belgian ales--your choice.
Impressed with the New England clam chowder it had an artisanal quality with fresh prepared ingredients, creamy broth, and perfect seasoning. My "French lunch" of melted Gruyere over crusty french bread and prosciutto was bistro-perfect. The selection of jazz artists is clearly thoughtful and the regulars welcoming. By the end of the evening I was treated to a guide to ruby port as well as local and international beers while another staff person was entertaining a nearby couple of travels in Venice and Spain.
Both cosmopolitan and French bistro Treo offers supreme cuisine and ambiance that fits the young professionals who are making their mark on Toledo. Make sure you check out the Tuesday Film & Dinner Night, Thursday Wine Tasting, or try the jazz weekend night of your choice. Whatever you do, get to Treo soon.
Am I gushing? Indeed, like a school girl. I'm a raving fan--it's the reaction you should strive for in your life, and certainly in your creative life.
What will you leave behind when you're gone? Sighs of relief or raving fans?