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Metro Bis Restaurant Review: In the sleepy 'burb of Simsbury, chef Chris Prosperi has created something lively and vital---a charming bistro that serves clever, inventive, ever-changing fare most nights while hosting a highly reputed series of special wine dinners on others. The space may be small, but its kitchen turns out big, indulgent flavors. Its sophisticated aura only adds to the sense that this is the place to pop for a more expensive bottle of wine from a brief but choice list while digging into appetizers like the crispy goat cheese and potato tart or lump crab cocktail with the elegant likes of tomato-horseradish vinaigrette, pickled celery root and just a splash of Grey Goose vodka. Deceptively simple, elegant entrées include Gorgonzola-crusted flatiron steak with garlic whipped potatoes and rosemary demi-glace and a slow-roasted, glazed pork loin with a wealth of veggies. It's not only Prosperi's reputation that has grown since Metro Bis' opening; co-owner and manager Courtney Febbroriello has earned her own notoriety as author of tell-all memoir Wife of the Chef, which also lends its name to a tasting menu of four wine-paired courses, accompanied by a copy of the book.