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Ratatouille | Apr 3, 2008 12:47 PM

Had dinner at Surf in Nashua on Main St. for the first time yesterday. Nice place. About as expensive as C.R. Sparks. They also have a pianist there playing live music five days a week or something like that, which was nice.

I first ordered the Surf Salad. Nicely presented. Dressing was just right, not too sweet not too vinegary. And I particularly liked the thin slices of red pepper on it. I'm wasn't a big fan of the fancy greens though. Those always have a bitter taste to them no matter where I go it seems.

For the entree, I ordered the Salmon, which came on a bed of white rice. It was marinated in some kind of soy based sauce from what I could tell on the menu but it didn't taste anything at all like soy sauce to me, which was good because I'm not a big fan of soy sauce. Just salmon and rice though made for a bit plain of a meal, but the sauce which had some kind of orange flavor to it and the salmon itself were delicious, so I'd order it again. Though the cajun salmon they serve at Murphy's Taproom on Elm St. in Manchester is more interesting to eat with a variety of ingredients, and just as delicious.

For dessert I had the pear sorbet. I wasn't a big fan. Pears can be very fibery and the peel doesn't have an appealing taste to it, and that's what this sorbet was like. If it had been made with a pear syrup it would have been a lot tastier.

Total for the meal, including a Hoegaarden was $50 after tip. A bit more than I want to spend, but the salad was like $7-8 and I don't usually get those. And I could have skipped the dessert which was another $7-8.

$35 for tasty salmon and a beer isn't too bad I guess. Plus how can you beat live piano music daily? I'll definitely go back, but not regularly as it's just too far from Manchester and I can probably find fish just as good locally.

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