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Fredericton, Blue Door


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Fredericton, Blue Door

foodiesnorth | | Mar 10, 2009 10:17 PM

Went here with high hopes which were somewhat dashed. I read about it on this board (from last year).

Started off with a plate of Indian spiced calimari. Absolutely wonderful. it came with a house tzatziki sauce. The spice was perfect, the calimari were perfectly breaded and cooked and very tender.

The entree, also Indian inspired, was a penne with spicy curry sauce, indian lamb sausage (locally sourced...the lamb, but I don't know if the sausage is made in house or nearby) and crab. Really disappointing. There were about four slivers of lamb (which, for what little there was appeared well made and well cooked) and some strands of crab which really got lost in the dish. The sauce was nicely spicy, but was a bit thick and really had no taste except a bit of heat. I kept expecting to taste something, but never did. To top it off the penne was undercooked. Had I not been in a time crunch the whole dish would have been sent back.

Oddly, the most frustrating thing was the fact that my wine (ordered before the appy even appeared) did not show up until I was almost done the entree. The waiter showed up with the carafe and I sent him and it away. The waiter was poor, forgetting what I ordered (which consisted of four things, a beer, a carafe of wine and the two parts of my food!) several times.

No time for desert.

I would go back were I local, but am not and will not have the chance. I liked the menu ideas, I can see that it has potential, but it failed me that night. i would likely try out the other higher end resto recommedned to me Brewbakers. Their menu was less enticing, but I did hear of them from several people. I was also told to check out Racine. I did read the menu, nothing jumped out at me, but with a few more days here I would have tried out both places.

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