Took the whole fam damily (six of us) to Coronado Cafe to celebrate Julie and my 21st wedding anniversary on Saturday night. The night didn't start off well, with horrible east valley traffic, making us late for our reservation. We called and the staff was very gracious, thanking us for calling and held our table 15 minutes for us no problem.
We ordered a light fruity wine, Pinot Bianco that had hints of peach and apple and went very well with our appetizers of Goat Cheese Brushetta and Lavosh and Gorgonzola. Both were enjoyable, but the Brushetta was the big hit! For entrees, my wife had the meat loaf, which I called the Close Encounters presentation as it looked like the Mashed Potato Devils Tower Dreyfuss made in the movie. The meat loaf was excellent. I had the Wild King Salmon and with the possible exception of the Salmon I had at Ivar's in Seattle, it was the best Salmon I have ever had. A bit more boldy spiced then usual and perfectly cooked (not overdone). It was the type of dish you close your eyes and savor every bite. Everyone at our table ageed it was incredible. Other dishes included the Chicken Penne Pasta, the nicely executed Coronado Burger and a Chicken Breast sandwich. Everyone really enjoyed their food and there was much, "Hey, you got to try this!" going on.
For dessert, my wife had the Carrot Cake, my son had the brownie and I had the Carribean Bread Pudding. I make a pretty mean bread pudding myself, but this one, with it's subtle coconut flavoring was devine. Finished the night off with some French Press coffee.
Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meal and I was very happy with the bill coming in at about $160 before tip. Not bad for feeding six, with appetizers, meals, wine and dessert.
This was our second trip to Coronado and it will stay in our "regular rotation".
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