Crystal Hermitage Gardens and Bistro 221 present Tulips and a Table for Two, A Celebration of Perfect Love, April 1 – May 3 in historic Nevada City located 20 mins from the gardens.

Tulips and a Table for Two celebrates the experience of perfect love with organic, locally-sourced, seasonal Bistro 221 specialties and complimentary admission to view the splendor of 17,000 tulips in full bloom at Nevada City’s Crystal Hermitage — all for a perfect price for two.

One of our favorites. Great food, always consistent. Staff remember you and are genuinely pleased to see you come back. Prices very good. We really love eating here and supporting local!D.Y., Weimar, CA

A Perfect Price for two

Dinner – $100

Certificate for two adult admissions to Crystal Hermitage Gardens and $100 certificate towards dinner at Bistro 221.

Buy Dinner

Lunch – $55

Certificate for two adult admissions to Crystal Hermitage Gardens and $55 certificate towards lunch Bistro 221.

Buy Lunch

before you go...

  1. When purchasing a ticket, remember that each ticket quantity of “1” is good for two adults at Crystal Hermitage Gardens.
  2. Immediately after your Tulips and a Table for Two ticket purchase, you will receive a confirmation e-mail. In that email, click “download ticket” and present the ticket, as it appears on your phone or tablet screen, to your server at Bistro 221 before ordering, and to the attendant at the Crystal Hermitage Gardens entrance. A paper printout version of the ticket also will be accepted.
  3. Your Tulips and a Table for Two ticket can be used separately at either location on the same or different dates, between April 1 and May 3, 2019.
  4. Certificates to Bistro 221 have no cash value.
  5. Please call Bistro 221 to make dinner reservations Phone: (530) 265-0221. Lunch walk-ins are okay.
  6. Allow 25 minutes by car each way between Bistro 221 and Crystal Hermitage Gardens.
Address: 221 Broad Street, Nevada City, CA 95959
Business Hours: Thursday to Tuesday, Closed on Wednesdays. Lunch is 11:30-2:30 and dinner 5-8:30.
Phone: 530-265-0221
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About Bistro 221

Cory Fisher

It certainly wasn’t Melissa Bryant’s dream job, but working as a bank teller was better than some of the other options out there. But every time Judy Cirino Force — then of Cirino’s Italian Restaurant in Nevada City — would come in, Bryant would ask, “Do you hire waitresses with no experience?”

“No,” said Force, with a smile. “Are you looking for a career change?”

“I just love the food,” joked Bryant. “I thought maybe I could get a discount if I worked there.”

But several months later, Force came in with a change of heart.

“I’ve been watching you,” she said. “I’d like you to come in for an interview.”

Bryant spent the next 16 years waitressing at Cirino’s, and eventually became the manager. She loved her job, and by the time the restaurant closed its doors in 2012, Bryant knew the restaurant business inside and out.

“I’d always been interested in opening my own restaurant,” she said. “I had a vision of opening a warm, comfortable place with affordable comfort food.”

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