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

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Prospect Café

Aside from the snow squall/17 degree weather drive home on I91, we had a very nice dinner after Creative Cocktail at Real Art Ways.

I had been drinking a very nice Chilean Cab at RAW but theirs here was not available so I ended up with a Greystone Cab [$8] that just didn't do it for me. Split two excellent apps: Baby Arugula salad [$9] with goat cheese and pecans also Calamari [$12] ordered without the banana peppers.

On to Pesto Crusted Cod [$12] over risotto which looked good and my Eggplant Napoletano [$14] stack stuffed with mushrooms and cheese over linguine. This was large enough for two more meals at home.

Split a Pumpkin Bread Pudding [$7] with superb Chantilly cream and a drizzle of dulce de leche. Decadent!

September 16, 2016

This has become my go to place after any event. Weather was nice so we sat on the patio. Same guest so same Prosecco [$8] but a glass of Sauvignon Blanc [$9 New Zealand Crossings - my new favorite] for me. Unfortunately there was no Chicken Liver Mousse on the menu tonight, ordered the Maine Mussels [$12] from the app menu and they were super especially with extra bread to soak up the broth. From the Happy Hour menu got the Calamari [$5] and they were good but the jalalpeño caused the 'gates of hell' a problem for the evening.

June 23, 20016

Wine and snack after open live streamed rehearsal for Black Boy Jungle by Arien Wilkerson's company TNMOT AZTRO at EBK Gallery in Hartford. A glass of Prosecco [$8] for my friend, a glass of vin rosé [$8] for me and the BEST starter of Chicken Liver Mousse [$7] with pickled endive, pickled mustard seeds, pickled onion and greens with terrific toasted bread. On the patio for a super nice evening chat! Love it here at Prospect Café!

May 14, 20016

Stopped in again after the Trash Fashion Soirée with three other people. We started with the Fried Calamari [much to many jalapeño for us] the Fried Fiddle Heads [very small portion]. Then on to the Carnitas, a special of Cioppino which drew a rave review and two BBQ Chicken Sandwiches [mine needed salt and some other help] but the fried egg saved the day.


Third time to Prospect Café...didn't post entry on Valentine's Day with my Steak Frites but they were wonderful. Tonight after a rousing Creative Cocktail Hour at Real Art Ways, we stopped for some good 'vittles' and our server, Jodie, helped us pick out the best. She had the chef make up individual Caesar Salads and then we ordered the Salmon Pastrami [$10] with Meyer Lemon Crème Fraiche, Mache, Pine Nuts, Crostini and  the Crispy Brussel Sprouts [$10] with Bosc Pears, Green Apples, Pomegranate, Gorgonzola, Sunny Side Egg, Honey-Cider Vinaigrette. Both of these were totally delicious. Ended with coffe [no room for dessert].

Salmon Pastrami
Another after theater venture...this one successfully to Prospect Café newly reopened under the great concept of 'eclectic SCRATCH kitchen and craft bar'.

Their three orders of Carnitas [$18] looked [and tasted great] but my order of Fried Chicken [$18] was super. Three beautifully crispily fried thighs with a slice of jalapeño cheddar cornbread, ranch dressing and the very best bacon braised collard greens around town! The great pour of Malbec [$7] helped make this meal memorable.

We split the Chocolate Pot de crème [$8] which was delicious with blood orange zest in the chocolate. And as you can see didn't get its picture taken!

blognote: Jared was our server and he is excellent and put up with dietary restrictions [not mine!], an oxygen tank and a bill split 3 or 4 ways. Spoke with Paul, the owner, and this is definitely a place to which I will return.


Stopped in for an after dance performance snack. Had the Artisanal Cheese Plate [$12] with 4 cheeses: Manchego, Minnie Mae 'brie', Double Sharp Cheddar and Bleu with grapes, almonds and honey with toasty bread...

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