an egg is an egg...meditating at the Museo Miró in Barcelona

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Sally's Fish Camp

No 'Doubt' about it, we had a great time tonight. Stopped in at the Gallery on Pearl to see the Connecticut High School finalists in their Art Show. Then a great performance of 'Doubt' at Theater Works. Before dinner we had drinks at America's Cup, the bar in the Goodwin Hotel. Very nice, cozy and civilized. I tried my first, and now to be my regular, before dinner 'Bicyclette.' This is half Campari, half white wine over ice; great.

Dinner was at Sally's Fish Camp. We started with the warm French bread and butter [just like the old Pastis]. The place has been totally remodeled and you cannot find any traces of the original Pastis. This was great for me as the old place was one of our favorite restaurants and WE no longer exist.

One of the group had a voucher [from Theater Works] for a free bottle of wine so we all shared a bottle of Vinho Verde.

The entrées were all very good. They were: Linguini alla vongole: little neck clams steamed in parsley, olive oil, garlic, and white wine over linguini [$20.00 ], Campfire Grilled Trout with a citrus salsa over a roasted potato and artichoke hash [$19.00], Pan Seared Chilean Sea Bass over mashed potatoes and sautéed spinach with a roasted garlic chive butter sauce [$26], Fried Camp Platter [fish, shrimp, clams and calamari] [$20].

I opted for two appetizers: the Hearts of Romaine with shaved Parmesan, baked garlic croutons, and Caesar dressing, garnished with fried sardine [$7.00] and a Hot Pot of Steamed Mussels and Clams with a lemon garlic broth [$10].

blognote: They wanted to charge extra for another serving of coleslaw [the teeniest little aluminum pot] give me a break!

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