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.




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.




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! 🙂





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.



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




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!




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!




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




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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