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Pacific Cafe, Marin County


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Pacific Cafe, Marin County

Andy Copeland | Oct 10, 2006 04:18 AM

I just realized I forgot to post my most recent experience at Pacific Cafe in Kentfield!

This little seafood restaurant on College Ave. in Kentfield is probably one of my favorite places for home-cooked seafood dinner. When I went with my mom, we were greeted at the door by Bill, the owner. He's owned it for probably a good 20 years, and still maintains his charm and affability. He just makes the restaurant feel so inviting!

We started with my now-favorite popcorn shrimp. Usually this dish is a deep-fried mess, but not at Pacific Cafe. The shrimp arrived only barely adorned with a translucent veil of crust, revealing the pinkish meat within, and a cup of tartar sauce and lemon wedges. I'm not quite sure how, but each of these little guys had a nice burst of shrimpy flavor, and were just right to start off a meal. For the second course, I had the New Orleans style prawns, and my mom had the seared scallops. The prawns were perfectly cooked, full of flavor but still crisp and plump (an oft-missed combination), and the scallops were fresh-tasting, but the sauces were what blew me away. I could have made a meal out of french bread and the sauce they served the shrimp in. It was simply phenominal. What a fantastic meal... I miss it... sigh...

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