Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Romance at Fiasco

Last night Brent and I decided to try out Fiasco as our post-Valentines Day dinner. Dining out on V Day when you work in the service industry is always impossible! And once again I did not take any pictures. Sorry.

While I could have easily chosen several appetizers from the first and second course menus, we decided to share the mussels. The server must have known how delicious the sauce was as she placed spoons on the table and thankfully so. It took all my strength not to grab the bowl and drink the remaining broth! That delicious. The perfect mix of tomato, garlic, and herbs.

For our entrees, Brent chose the tagliatelle with shrimp, scallops, lobster, chorizo, sherry and cream. The pasta, we think homemade, was thin and delicate. A great accompaniment to the rich sauce. And the spicy chorizo complimented the dish remarkably well. His only complaint was the lack of seafood: merely one scallop, two shrimp and a few small pieces of lobster.

I chose the Coquilles St Jacques which turned out to be the traditional dish served in a shell. Several plump scallops sat atop oh so creamy baked mashed potatoes all complimented by a wonderful bechamel sauce. While the serving was small, it would be hard to imagine eating a larger portion of this rich, buttery dish.

Overall, we really liked Fiasco; the space was classy and intimate, the food was simple and delicious, and the service was great (I was even given my martini at no charge because the bar was out of lychees! A garnish, albeit a delicious one, but a garnish non the less! I would have paid for this delicious martini made with real lychee puree with or without the lychee but thank you anyway). With a rather large three course menu full of seafood appetizers, some delicious sounding salads (you know me and my salads!) and a heap of mains, it'll be hard to think of a reason not to come back. Well, maybe the expense (think $30 entrees)....but sometimes great food is worth it!

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