Sunday, April 08, 2012

Spertas komforton ĉe Bonvenu

Last Tuesday Bonvenu comforted us with good food and half price wine. We imbibed a Belmont Martini first - Ginger Vodka/Triple Sec/Fernet Branca/Grapefruit Juice/Lime Juice. The right balance of just a bit sweet and just a bit bitter. Very refreshing and nice to see that places are getting beyond the fruity, overly sweet cocktails.

While sipping we ordered the Soul Roll to split - a wonton wrapper stuffed with roasted pork, cabbage, and greens. Hubby really liked this. When he was growing up his family had friends who were Chinese and Filipino. Both would cook traditional dishes (based on ingredients they could obtain here in the South). The Soul Roll reminded him of his childhood experiences. And while the roll seemed a bit oily to me, any time food can evoke  cherished memories, it's okay in my book.

Soul Roll

For the wine we ordered the 2010 Octavia Cabernet Sauvignon from Paso Robles, California. Lovely (and half price!).


For the main course, I stuck to the comfort theme and had the House Roasted Turkey Sandwich with Bacon, Havarti Cheese, and Greens. I could have my pick of sides and I went with the mashed potatoes. A goodly amount of turkey - yummy! The bacon, mild. The greens, fresh. The potatoes had nice tender chunks.

Roasted Turkey Sandwich

Hubby selected the Flat Iron Steak with Grilled Asparagus and Mashed Potatoes. He kept raving about how tender the steak was. Not everyone would consider this dish comfort food, but he does.

Flat Iron Steak

We skipped dessert, but decided to have coffee. And here is where the ultimate in comfort came into play. When our waiter served our coffee, he also served steamed cream. The cream was WARM!!! This is a shout of joy. When we were in Madrid several years ago, we were served coffee with a pot of warm cream. Ever since then, I will heat up my cream at home when having coffee. Bonvenu is the first place in the States where I've experienced warm cream served with coffee. A lovely and comforting ending to a wonderful meal. Dankas vin, Bonvenu!

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