The Pirate Restaurant in Norwalk(polish)-long
I have been eyeing with interest a small dark restarant in downtown Norwalk for a long time and last night we went. The Pirate Restaurant does not look welcoming from the outside but inside it is warm and kitchy with a pirate motif decor. There is a long bar and about 10-12 tables and some large booths. We were one of the only english speaking families there, always a good sign. The menu was in polish and english and had what I would consider traditional country fare.There was quite alot to choose from, my husband started with herring in cream, a good number of herring in sour cream with cucumber shreds. He liked it. I had no appetizer but ate some of the rye and marble rye slices brought in the bread basket. I ordered the stuffed cabbage. It was 2 large stuffed cabbages with a pork filling that was lightly spiced and tasty.It was garnished with fresh dill and sitting in a pool of a light creamy tomato suace that reminded me of Campbells cream of tomato soup. It came with 2 little piles of FRESH mashed potatoes that were a little chunky(I like it that way) and garnished with fresh dill. I also ordered a side of the beet salad that was lightly pickled shredded beets. Tasty. My husband had the pork chops with Hunter sauce which was like wiener schnitzel with a dark sauce of sausage, onion and mushroom. His came with the same mashed potaoes and a small bowl of four salads-2 sauerkrauts(red & white) a carrot salad that was very sweet and a coleslaw(which was bland). My children had chicken tenders and fries and meatballs in tomato sauce with noodles. Our food was hearty and very filling. The service was efficient and the waitress was sweet. Her english was poor and she brought our son grapefruit juice instead of grape juice but she happily exchanged it. I will definatly go back to sample the homemade chicken soup and the perogies.