Where: Blue Moon Bistro - a place Pam recommended when I told her I was going "down Cape" for the weekend.
(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!)
Shrimp Scampi and Clams Linguini
Butternut Squash Ravioli and Cedar Planked Salmon
Profiteroles & Creme Brulee
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!