By the time we got seated we were STARVING!!!! The server brought us out fresh bread – which thankfully – had soft butter with it. The bread is always great – we had a crispy Italian and a hearty whole grain.
Leah twisted my arm into getting a drink with her – for her – it’s a night away from 3 kids – so who can blame her?!? She went for a daiquiri and I went for my standard on the rocks marg – drinks were fine.
Even though we had bread – our stomachs were growling and we decided to get an app. The one that caught our eye was a combo of fried zucchini, mushrooms and avocado! Neither of us had tried fried avocado – so we were eager to try it. It was really good! It came with two sauces – not really very identifiable – one tasted almost like tartar sauce and the other was probably a southwest ranch. The mushrooms were portabella and I don’t think they need to be fried – so all in all we both liked the zucchini & avocado the most. Fried avocado – still thinking about it!
I chose the Bistro Shrimp Pasta with crispy battered shrimp, fresh mushrooms, tomato and arugula tossed with spaghettini and a basil-garlic-lemon cream sauce. By this point – I was pretty full so I didn’t eat too much (had to save room for cheesecake). It was fine – the shrimp don’t need to be battered and it could use more vegetables. It does not reheat well – the cream sauce just turns to oil.
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