Sunday, September 11, 2005

Mystic, CT ... Try #2!

About a month ago, we ventured to Mystic, CT for our annual visit to the outdoor art festival. Let's just say ... it was hot.

So, when E suggested we check out Taste Of Mystic yesterday, I figured it was a perfect opportunity to give a Mystic festival another try. We weren't disappointed ... and the weather was great.

We bought 20 tickets (each ticket is $1.00) and started by browsing all the restaurants. Most entrees were 4-6 tickets while appetizers, desserts, soda and water were around 2 tickets each.

E started with Pad Thai, Fried Rice, and Chicken on a Stick from Thai Jasmine. E never had Thai food before, and his first try was a hit. He especially loved the rice.

I had a Portobello with Alouette Cheese from Captain Daniel Packer Inne which was amazing. It is included on their restaurant's menu with the following description: "A PACKER INNE ORIGINAL. A large Portobello cap grilled over natural charcoal, topped with Alouette cheese and seasoned breadcrumbs. Baked golden brown and served with an intensely flavored chive infused olive oil." They were even kind enough to include a copy of the recipe at their booth, so I'll try to recreate the wonderful dish at home.

E's second selection was Orange Chipotle BBQ Beef Ribs from Seamen's Inne. E declared his ribs were good but messy. He'll stick to brisket from now on - it's easier to eat!

I chose Chicken Biryani from Taste of India, and it, too, was a good choice. The chicken was tender, and the spices were just right.

After browsing the desserts, we decided to finish off our meal simply by splitting an Iced Cappuccino from Tim Hortons.

Taste of Mystic continues today from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.


At 9/12/2005 11:56 AM, Anonymous tanya said...

wierd...thought I wrote a comment but it doesn't seem to have posted...oh well. Greetings from sunny but chilly CA. Sounds like you guys had a great time in Mystic. "Taste of" festivals are always a great way to try something new and different. I"m glad you found so much you really enjoyed!

At 9/13/2005 6:22 PM, Anonymous Lou said...

Your reviews are excellent! Your writing sure appeals to my taste buds. Love reading what you write! Keep traveling, and keep eating. I will live vicariously through you since I can't make it to the East Coast for a while.

At 6/02/2008 11:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Next time you go to Mystic try GO FISH restaurant. It is right in the old mystic village 26 coogan BLvd, and it is delicious! great food, great service, great atmosphere!


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