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O Cantinho (YUM YUM!)


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O Cantinho (YUM YUM!)

JamesHH | Jul 27, 2006 08:42 PM

Aps (5-8$) and Entrée’s (14-19$) Beer (3.50$)

Wow, it has been a while since I’ve really had a meal that everything I’ve ordered was an absolute treat to eat. Me and my girl went on a Wednesday night and when we walked in it was pretty much empty. I had a strange feeling about that, as my first impressions of a place are usually based on how many people are eating there. Anyway, we went on despite the lack of patrons. I had read on this board that they served stewed octopus and was disappointed when I didn’t find that option. We ended up getting three small plates and one entrée to share: Fava Beans, calf liver, and finally some steamed mussels. My favorite was the calf liver while my date loved the mussels. The calf liver had a great steaky taste that dissolved into a really nice liver texture. The mussels were cooked perfectly and were served in an amazing broth with tons of onions on top. Both of us agreed that the Fava beans were amazing and it would be the only thing we would order again if we ever return. We clean platted the aps (even soaking up the sauce with the delicious white bread they gave to us when we sat down) and were pretty much full and then our entrée of Salmon came out. It was one of the largest pieces of Salmon I’ve ever seen served in a restaurant. I work at a seafood restaurant and this piece of fish looked like twice the size of anything we would ever serve. We ended up looking at it and grumbled a little bit about how maybe we might have over ordered. Then we tasted it and ended up finishing it. It had a nice light lemon sauce with a rich dill flavor that goes really well with Salmon. Though we both really enjoyed it, we would both get something different next time. Overall it was one of the most satisfying meals I’ve had in a while.

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