Jan 28, 2008

A Basque Treat...

It's been at least a couple of weeks since I've written about food. Saturday evening, I was given reason to return to the subject. Paul, Camille and I met at Bistro Basque, a rare gem of a restaurant in Milford, Connecticut, just across the Housatonic River from where I'm staying. In the words of their Website, "Just as the Basque region is divided between France and Spain (3 provinces in France, 4 in Spain), a quick glance at the menu confirms that Bistro Basque brings the style of each cuisine with a regional touch: spanish tapas and french bistro." The food was fabulous, served in an intimate setting, complemented by impeccable, friendly service.

We started out with three different Tapas, or appetizers:
Toast with marinated pork tenderloin, tetilla cheese, piquillo pepper and black olives

Piquillos rellenos con ensalada mixta de Txanguro
Piquillo peppers stuffed with iberian style crab meat salad

Baked goat cheese toasts, grilled tomatoes, provencal herbs

Our main courses were also varied -- Paul had a broiled monkfish in lobster sauce, Camille had Saumon a la provencale; a grilled salmon served with a taragon sauce, and I had the Paella, estilo vasco, a perfectly prepared Paella, with lots of seafood and the perfect touch of saffron. And yes, we did have dessert.

Most highly recommended!

1 comment:

Sue said...

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