Newfoundland Food 2011 Visit Update - Chinched Bistro
Every bit as good as last year. They have added a tapas menu in the bar (which has confused Where to Eat in Canada ;-))
We stuck with the dining room - delicious takes on local ingredients and dishes.
Paul loved his deep-fried chicken livers followed by a Chinched paella: prawn, warm mussel vinaigrette, saffron and chorizo risotto (more like a seafood risotto - cheese.
I was enchanted by my wild nettle and potato bisque, brandade fritter and sour cream followed by 1892 (beer) braised pork shoulder, whole grain mustard spaetzle, house made sauerkraut.
Pat and Harvey had ancho dusted striploin, hazelnut quinoa, truffle jus, orange confit which they loved (and could barely finish - maybe we should have done the tapas bar ;-)).
We really shouldn't have had dessert but shared a pavlova with lemon curd, macerated apricots and toasted hazelnuts and a butterscotch tart with chocolate sauce. The first was the winner but no complaints!
We had a Mionetto Il Prosecco Veneto to start and Osborne Montecillo Crianza 2007 to follow. I thought the wine list was interesting, varied and well priced, if a little short.
And did I mention the excellent service?