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Holiday Dinner at Silverspoon Cafe in Wayne

Misha | Dec 13, 201305:10 PM

Went last evening. We were a group of six and all of us had a great time. We were originally supposed to be seven and the table they set up for us felt a bit cramped. They quickly remedied the situation and we were off to the races.

We shared some of the snacks; my favorite was a special; fried zucchini chips with a sriraccha-based dipping sauce. The small roasted potatoes with rosemary was another crowd pleaser.

For apps, most had the arugula salad with pears and everyone pronounced it delicious. I had pork belly with oat porridge and cherries. Figured I'd give it a go. Well...it was AMAZING. Definitely the highlight of the meal. The porridge was just right and the cherries just brightened the entire dish.

For entrees, people had the trout, the scallops, the steak and a beef shoulder, also a special. There wasn't a scrap left on the plate. I had the cassoulet. It came in what looked like a crock for onion soup and all I saw when it was presented was a breadcrumb topping. Not what I was expecting. But inside...wow! It was a mix of duck confit, sausage, creamy white beans and veggies. It was delicious. Understand, though, that it truly was a mix--felt like everything was cooked for hours. Shreds of duck, slices of sausage and then everything else. Would order it again in a heartbeat.

Dessert's generally not my thing but I enjoyed the pecan tart. And I tasted the bread pudding--another winner. All in all, would highly recommend this place. It's BYOB so it manages to keep the price within reason, especially since we knocked off four bottles of wine.

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