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Garlic at the Wharf in Alexandria--Old Town--Shocking!


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Garlic at the Wharf in Alexandria--Old Town--Shocking!

Ramsey | Aug 31, 2004 11:46 AM

Went to the Wharf in Old Town on Saturday, and had a surprisingly pleasant meal. The highlight believe it or not was the salad dressing.

It was essentially an Aioli sauce that came as a side dressing for the salad. The menu described it as a garlic flavor dressing, and believe me it reeked beautifully of garlic. I was shocked to find such a large amount of garlic being used in a non-ethnic restaurant, and a touristy one to boot. Kudos to the kitchen and management for offering big bold flavor.

I had ordered the Ciopino (tomato-seafood stew), and I used the salad dressing/Aioli to spike the broth, just like you would do to a Bouillabaise in France. Not to mention that the french fried potatoes that my dinner-mates had went gorgeously with this garlicy elixir.

The other dishes were quite good as well. If you're walking historic Old Town, and must eat on the strip, this place is a surprisingly good option.

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