We ordered the mahi-mahi tacos to start. Panko-crusted mahi-mahi is topped with a lemon aioli, sweet-and-sour slaw and lime crema. I’ve eaten a lot of fish tacos, and these did not disappoint. We also ordered the crispy Brussels salad. This scrumptious salad combines Brussels sprouts, mixed greens, apple mustard vinaigrette, green apples, toasted pecans and shoulder bacon. The portion was large, and the play of sweet and sour was a nice touch. The Brussels sprouts and bacon added some heft to the salad, and as a result it was quite satisfying. The last thing we tried was CJ’s Amazing Chicken & Gouda Pasta—pasta tossed in a vodka tomato cream sauce with marinated grilled chicken, oregano, roasted garlic and smoked Gouda. For me, it didn’t live up to its name, and, of the three dishes, this was my least favorite. As tasty as the description sounded, the dish was lacking in flavor.
As we were finishing our food, we eyed the desserts. Both the fried pie a la mode and the Chocolate Wasted Cake looked good, but we had already overindulged. Dessert will have to wait until next time. The gorgeous decor, variety of dishes and playful cocktails guarantee that I’ll be back, but next time I probably won’t bring my mom. Enjoying a cocktail named Penisillan seems like more fun with friends.