Anniversary's are suppose to be fun, romantic and good food. Well check off all three in my recent trip to The Tavern Kitchen & Bar. Tucked away in a simple stripmall, in Valley Park, this is a easy drive by and not even give it a bit of attention.
As a culinary expert, I was impressed from the moment we sat down and the waitress brought over a chilled water bottle and the most incredible pull apart bread I have had in years. Spiced with cheese, garlic and red pepper flakes, it was a great taste buds wake up and get ready! Yum!
We choose the "Tasting Boards" which gives you Tapas Style samples of many different of the big plates. I choose the Seafood Trio. This is not your Red Lobster Trio, but 3 small plates of amazing flavor, diversity and flavors that all were amazing. Sesame Seared Ahi, Pacific Rim Peanut Crusted Salmon & Caponata Mahi Mahi.
Next was the Oak Plank of meats. Better than the seafood and had four different entrees. Pork Tenderloin Asian Style, Korean Short ribs, Chicken Saltimbocca and Meatloaf.
Next was an amazing appetizer of Lobster Gnocchi. I have always loved a good gnocchi dish but they surprised me by baking the gnocchi and then tossing the dream like pillows in luscious lobster sauce with small bits of lobster and bacon. OMG.
Service was 100% spot on with a well trained waitress and friendly as if we were family.
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