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Tadich, finally

Eric Eto | Aug 24, 200502:43 PM

Well, after so many years of wanting to eat here, I finally tried Tadich Grill. Not wanting to wait, we went for a really early dinner on a weekend. There were only a few tables filled, so we sat at one of those cozy booths. I knew I had to have the cioppino. Everyone else had grilled fish (halibut and snapper). We also ordered the Tadich appetizer platter to share (pictured below). This was quite a good sampler. A couple oysters (not that great, since they're not in season), anchovy fillets, shrimp, smoked salmon (good with the onions, tomatoes, and capers), smoked trout (I think), pickled herring, pieces of provolone cheese, and a calamari salad. The Tadich platter was a nice medley of seafood flavors to begin the meal, along with that great bread. The cocktail sauce was also really good. The grilled fish items were pretty good, though nothing spectacular. The halibut was much better than the snapper. The real treat was the cioppino. Never had anything so deep flavored and rich. The soup was a deep burgundy/brown color thick with all kinds of seafood (clams, prawns, fish, scallops, crab, and shrimp) in there. This was a joy to eat, even with the bib they make you wear when you eat the cioppino. I made everyone who wanted a taste wear it too. I think I would rather have more of their bread than the garlic toast that came with the cioppino, since it was really heavy on the garlic. I'd rather taste the seafood than the garlic on the toast. Wish I had a photo of the cioppino, but I guess I was too excited and dove right in before I realized I had my camera.


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