Wednesday, August 06, 2008
Another Taste of Hartford; how can you not love this event. Look at this year's website and see which restaurants are participating this year [and all the great menus].
Three of us again, so three great meals. They started with a pitcher of white Sangria and I had a glass of Vinho Verde.
Appetizers: two orders of Crepes Recheados: Crepes Stuffed with Shrimp, and Crab in a Tomato Broth and my Camarão Grelhado - Grilled Shrimp in a Lemon Garlic Butter Sauce with a Crouton
Entrées: one Linguado Grelhado - Grilled Fillet of Sole over Spinach and Mashed Potatoes in a Lemon-Butter Wine Sauce and we split a Paella à Casa - Shrimp, Clams, Mussels, Pork, Chicken, Chouriço, Combined with Saffron Rice
Desserts: two Chocolate Mousse and for me the Flan O'Porto - Traditional Portuguese Flan Flavored with a 10-Year Fonseca Tawny Port Wine
bloginfo: This year's price was $20.08 and a bargain at that.
blognote: We always get the same table!
October 12, 2007
Another birthday celebration!
This time it was a dual party: me and brother-in-law.
Had a great dinner at O'Porto on Park Street in Hartford. Have eaten there many times and it is always good. We had a $20 discount card [Hartford Symphony/CT Opera] but couldn't use it as we ordered from the Park on Park Special $20.07 menu.
There were three different appetizers and we each had one: Camarão Alhinho [sautéed Brazilian shrimp in a garlic butter sauce], Sopa de Vegetals [carrot and pumpkin purée with collard greens] and House Salad [me, on a diet!].
We then had the Paelha for three. It was overflowing with clams, mussesls, chicken and linguiça. Ample flavoring of saffron and the seafood gave it a sweet taste with the smoked sausage highlighting it all. Very successful.
They shared two half pitchers of White Sangría [long story] and I had a glass of Vino Verde.
Two Flanes and a Arroz con Dulce for dessert followed by three Capuccinos.
bloginfo: O'Porto is located at 2074 Park Street in Hartford.
blognote: we had reservations and the place was mobbed; no tables without reservations tonight