Sunday, October 19, 2014

Arm's Reach Bistro

October 19, 2014

Gorgonzola-butter garlic bread - 3

J's comment > soooo good; lots of cheese and butter, strong gorgonzola flavors w a good balance of the garlic, neither strong flavor outweighing the other; bread soft on the inside and slightly crisp on the edge; heaven!

FYI, I originally got this thinking we might not get a bread basket (so that we can dip in the curry mussels below), and after the bread arrived, I was tempted to cancel this, but thank goodness I didn't!

Coconut Curry mussels in coconut milk, green curry, lime juice, and cilantro, served w hand-cut fries - 2+

J's comment > insanely huge and fresh mussels, very tasty; coconut curry not spicy, slightly heavy but heaven w the mussels; fries lightly crisped on the outside and soft on the inside; divine

Seared Beef Carpaccio w rosemary-garlic aioli, capers, shaved parmesan, and crostinis - 2

J's comment > not bad; beef very thinly sliced and easy to eat, not chewy or stringy; aioli good, but a tad too much, would have preferred to taste more of the beef

Complimentary bread and butter - 2

J's comment > not bad; very soft and freshly baked bread; salted butter lovingly served at room temp making it easy to spread

Crab cakes w saffron aioli - 1

J's comment > had really trace amt of crab flavor and what I tasted was slightly 'off'; was more like a potato croquette; we advised the server who kindly took this off our bill


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Extra Comment
I'm so happy to be proved wrong re my motto, "the better the view, the crappier the food". Very good mussels and addictive gorgonzola bread.

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