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Cape Cod Recommendations

Was just in N Eastham 2 days ago. Still have sand in my hair (thats a good thing).

Ask your friend if they have a shellfish license. If they do, go to salt pond on Sunday for free quahogs. Stop by Mac's seafood for some smoked bluefish. It's on 6 at the N Eastham Light. There's a better Macs in Truro, that's where they smoke all their fish & shellfish. Makes for a great snack on the beach w/ a bottle of Prosecco.

For the Best Oysters on the Cape, Call John and Stephanie at the Dennis Oyster Farm. I usually call from the airport or the day before and they pull them from the water and have them waiting on their front porch in a cooler. You can pick them up on your way to the lower cape.

Hard to get a reservation, but PB Boulangerie Bistro is probably getting the most rave reviews right now.

Oh, and don't miss the Jelly Crullers at the Hole In One.

Basil Digestif

How much lavender to hooch??

Dec 03, 2009
ChowSmith in Recipes

JFX Farmer's Market 2009

Just bought some 2lb Lobsters from him last week. Freshest I've had since I moved from Cape Cod/ ANd the smoke blue is deelish.

Délices de l'Ile Maurice

After spending a month searching the posts, trying to plan my trip to Montreal, this has been one of my mission meals. After checking into our hotel, and getting situated, we found a bottle and hopped the metro to Verdun. Hanging a left on Hickson, we thought we found it when we saw a crowd of hip-ish-stes hanging out. Turned out to be a local watering hole "Garage Cafe". Across the street sat the lonely facade of Les Délices de l'ILe Maurice. It was a tuesday, but it was also 8pm. Not a soul inside. Going in anyway, we grabbed a table. I'll cut to the chase. The meal was great. I think we could have stuck to apps, switching flavors w/ the 4 sauces. But in the end after fried cabbage (Who knew it could be so good), Pork wantons (fair), Fried eggplant (fantastic), and some amazingly subtle split pea soup my wife and I had lamb shank in curry, and beef tounge in a saffron sauce.

I kept eyeing the kind, thin chef who kept doting on our table, wondering if perhaps Sylvester lost some weight, but it turns out that he's passing the batton. Food seemed on par with everything I'd read, so it seems like the ship is still going in the same direction. I hope that the lack of any other dinners was due to the night, not the new face.(who is still from the same island), just not as surley.

Would write more, but am still very full from my 4 1/2 course (gum drops don't count as a full course) $45 (Total for 2 w. 20%) meal. If i can find 4 more places like this here where the food is what matters and not the ostension, I'll be a happy man.

Breakfast Rice Cakes with Chinese Sausage

Tasty. Great texture combination with the crispy rice and velvety yolk. Added a few drops of Sriracha (Rooster Sauce) for color.

Feb 02, 2009
ChowSmith in Recipes

CHOW Slider

Tried it w/ a 50/50 mix of veal & lamb. Lots more flavor and buttery texture.

Jan 31, 2009
ChowSmith in Recipes

Quail Eggs

Quail Eggs

I just bought Chinese salted duck eggs @ HMart. Very interesting texture. Amazingly bright yolks. But unfortunately, cooked.

Quail Eggs

Super H didn't have them, nor Lotte. (at least not the one near us). Sushi bar's a great idea. thanks.

Quail Eggs

I'd made deviled quail eggs w/ flying fish roe a few years back and they where a lot of fun, but the Asian market I go to doesn't carry fresh ones anymore. I've called around and found only canned. Anyone know where to track them down in the Baltimore region?