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great bay RW

twentyoystahs | Aug 27, 2004 04:56 PM

Though restaurant week is pretty close to being over, thought you guys would appreciate one more review.

Enjoyed Great Bay for lunch today....

Menu as follows:

App:

- Gazpacho with dollup of crab and avocado swirl
- Mixed greens w/walnut...and?

Entree:

- Pan-roasted catfish w/rosemary scented rice
- Fish & chips
- Tagliatelle w/shrimp and tomatoes

Dessert:

- Butterscotch pudding w/dollop of fresh whipped cream
- Lemon pound cake w/blackberry ice cream
- Chocolate cupcake w/raspberry swirl.

So, we both had the gazpacho. It was lovely, bursting with summer flavors. The crab and avocado swirl were a nice contrast to the bold flavors.

I got fish & chips. Fish was hake; a mild whitefish. It were good; but I'm sort of a snob when it comes to fish and chips and I really prefer them English style, in a thick, yet delicate tempura-style batter. This fish was more along the breaded-fish-n-chips style; and the 'chips' were thinly sliced potatoes sprinkled with rosemary. Homemade tartar sauce accompanied the fish, again; not a huge tartar sauce fan but this was good.

Catfish was good; fresh, fairly standard, served on a bed of rice; flavors not particularly memorable but it did well standing on it's own.

Desserts - I got the butterscotch pudding, which really, for all intents and purposes, was orgasmic. (Hopefully this post'll stay up) Seriously, very delicious, really deep and rich and flavorful, more like a custard than a pudding. Definitely the high point of the meal.
The lemon pound cake was good, drizzled with something like a lemon merangue...blackberry ice cream was good but would have probably been more powerful as a sorbet; I think the cream cut the flavor a bit. But overall, good.

Service was efficient and prompt.
Thought the horseshoe bar looked cool and I wouldn't mind popping back in there for some drinks and apps.

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