Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Down Cape Eat-a-Thon Part 1

When: Friday night

Where: Blue Moon Bistro - a place Pam recommended when I told her I was going "down Cape" for the weekend.



What:
(oh lordy, these photos are craaaaaaaaaaaaaaaap. I apologize. I don't know what happened. Well I do know what happened - I wanted to eat more than I wanted to take arty photos! Enjoy anyway!)

French Onion Soup and Duck Liver Mousse


Beet Salad and Caesar Salad



Shrimp Scampi and Clams Linguini


Butternut Squash Ravioli and Cedar Planked Salmon



Profiteroles & Creme Brulee


An overview:

I had the Duck Liver mousse with a gorgeous wine gelee on top. The mousse was lovely and soft, which paired nicely with the strong wine gelee. The only thing I might do differently would be to serve it with slight less hard toasts. They really were a teeth-breaking kind of hard and I just ended up eating the mousse with a fork.

For dinner I had the shrimp scampi with linguine. The shrimp were perfectly cooked, very shrimpy-winey-garlicky tasting which is exactly how I always want scampi to taste but it hardly ever does. The shrimp is served over linguine, a little handful of noodles which was another plus. It is a small pet peeve of mine when scampi is served with 5 dinky little shrimp over 10 pounds of oil & minced garlic slathered noodles that have been over-cooked within an inch of their sadly flaccid selves.

Then for dessert the Evil Twin and I split the Profiteroles. The good: the profiteroles were filled with the most delicious vanilla gelato from Ciao Bella. The bad: the pastry shells tasted as though they'd been frozen for too long or something.

Of course since I love custard of any kind, I spooned up a few tastes of the creme brulee and I can say that it was very delicious.

All in all I would say that the Blue Moon Bistro was a hit. The service was great and the food was fresh and delicious. I know that the folks I went with said they'd go back with others and the nice thing is that it is a year-round restaurant which is not always the norm "down Cape". (Wellllll, I think they might be closed in March?? Call ahead.)

Still to come: Down Cape Eat-a-Thon Part 2..... Stay tuned!

1 comment:

Pam said...

Yay! So glad you liked it! I'll forward this along to them.