We were super lucky last night and Chef George sent us out the special appetizer, Pork Cakes with Spicy Schezuan Sauce! This was our first time trying these and they were SOOO yummy! The pork was really tender, and the sauce gave them that extra kick. I loved the extra crunchy breading! These were delicious! Thanks George!
Here's what you've been waiting for! Baked Triggerfish & Crab Cake with Coconut Cream. I had never heard of triggerfish so I got a crash course! It is a tropical, deep water fish that is wild-caught. (NOT farm raised? Sounding good already!) It is a delicate white, flaky fillet with a mild buttery flavor and a medium-firm texture. I thought it was delicious, and that it was paired perfectly with the coconut cream. The only thing that could have made it better if I was ON the tropical island while I was eating it. ;)
It came with Parmesan Polenta, Spaghetti Squash, Broccoli, and Garlic Bread. I loved ALL of these sides! The parmesan polenta is a absolute favorite of ours! It's a good thing we both got it last night, otherwise there would have been fork wars going on at our table!
One of the special desserts was Chocolate Ganache with Marinated Strawberries and Bourbon Vanilla Ice Cream. We all know chocolate and strawberries are a natural pair, but I love that they top it with homemade vanilla that balances out the richness of the ganache. It was SO yummy! I'm pretty sure formal food reviewers don't use words like "yummy" and "fork wars" but I do! ;)
Check out the latest at OBJ, here! There are concerts coming up... date night anyone? AND if you're on the e-mail list, you know that this week they did away with pre-formed patties on their burger! They now grind their own meat and form them by hand! If you wanna know another secret, they buy their burger buns from Fresno! That's a long way to go for one ingredient, so you KNOW they care about quality! ;) Sign up for the mailing list on their website or you'll miss out!