Bacalao – Newfoundland Cuisine With A Twist

Late last week we celebrated Bruce’s mom’s birthday by going out to dinner at local restaurant Bacalao. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. I had been to Bacalao once before for brunch a few years ago and wasn’t impressed. However, dinner was a whole other experience.

I started off with a glass of Italian Pinot Grigo – it was perfect. Not too dry not too sweet just the way I like it.

 

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For my appetizer I had Bacalao fritters – breaded salt cod with potatoes and a small salad on the side. It was perfect, I was concerned it would be too salty but it wasn’t at all. They were very flavorful.

 

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For my main I had Penne and Moose sausage pasta. It was a huge portion but I managed to eat all of it. The sausage was a pleasant change from the normal pork sausage. It was complimented perfectly with a spicy sauce, I asked for mine to be cooked to medium spiciness and I would hate to try hot, it was SPICY! 🙂

 

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Overall I really enjoyed our visit to Bacalao, I will definelty be back.

Any locals try Bacalao before? Thoughts?

Anyone every try moose or salt cod? I think they’re a mostly Newfoundland thing!

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4 Years of Bliss

4 years ago yesterday I met my best friend and fell in love. : ) 4 years later I couldn’t be happier. Last night we headed out to the Casbah for our anniversary dinner. I started with a glass of Wolf Blass Chardonnay and the Spinach Salad with Curry-Mustard dressing. It was good but a little too much red onion for my liking.

 

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Bruce had the seafood chowder. He enjoyed it but said it could have been a bit thicker!

 

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For my main I had the pork tenderloin with basmati rice. It was perfection, however, originally I had wanted the chicken stuffed with spinach but it was served with a cream sauce. I asked if they could come up with a sauce for it that wasn’t cream based but they couldn’t which was disappointing but I still enjoyed my pork!

 

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Bruce had the rib-eye with whipped potato which he really enjoyed as well. One thing I will say about the Casbah is the portion sizes are huge compared to some other restaurants, he couldn’t even finish his meal which never happens!

 

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We opted to skip dessert because we were too full. All in all I enjoyed the Casbah the atmosphere was lovely, service was amazing, and the food was great as well. We left there and walked to Coffee Matters for some late night java. I had a frozen hot chocolate and it was the perfect summer drink to walk around with in the warm evening. The perfect end to a perfect evening! : )

 

 

Just wanted to mention one of my anniversary gifts from Bruce was Peas and Thank You the book! I read the whole thing cover to cover already and I am in love with it! I can’t wait to start cooking up some reciPEAS! Smile

 

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Sorry for the lack of posts lately! It’s been a crazy week with travel etc., what have you been up to this week?

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