Monday, October 19, 2009

New Scenic Cafe and Weekly Menu 10/19 - 10/24

Last week's snow melted & gave way to a lovely fall weekend. We took advantage of it by taking a trip up the north shore of Lake Superior to enjoy the fall colors.
Split Rock Lighthouse
(Split Rock Lighthouse)
Shores of Lake Superior
On the way back home we decided to get some dinner at the New Scenic Cafe. A lot of the talk about North Shore restaurants these days is centered around Nokomis but my sister told us she really prefers the New Scenic. We didn't have a reservation but only ended up waiting 40 minutes for a table, we enjoyed that time though sitting with a glass of wine watching the sun set over the lake. It was really worth the wait though as the meal was fabulous! Matt & I were very impressed by the imaginative menu & had a hard time choosing what to eat. We started with an Tuna Sashimi Tacos served with an Asian peanut slaw.
(Excuse the quality of these photos I was being polite & not using the flash, candlelight isn't the best for photos)
Sashimi Tuna Tacos
The tuna was wonderful & paired perfectly with the smooth slices of avocado. We really liked the use of the wonton wrapper as a taco shell. Matt couldn't get enough of the slaw.
Adobo Pork
Matt had the adobo pork as his main dish. It was served with masa & what we think was a jalapeno flan. He loved it, really the Latin flavors were right up his alley.
Seared Duck
I had the seared duck with strawberries, apricot, curry & pistachio served with a creamed leek tart. The strawberries were such a tasty surprise with this dish & I could have eaten a whole plate of the cream leek tart.
Blackberry Cream Cheese Tart
We shared a dessert of a blackberry cream cheese tart which was good enough to wish I had a whole one to myself. We both loved the cream cheese flavor & mouth feel to it. The blackberries' sweetness was wonderful against that tartness & the crust was perfectly flaky. This was a dessert that was probably actually quite simple but adding more would have just messed it up.
I highly recommend if you find yourself in Duluth, MN area that you stop in & enjoy a meal at the New Scenic, I know we'll be back.

On to Menu Planning Monday...

Sausage & Peppers Pasta

Turkey Chili

Butternut Squash Curry

Moroccan Lamb Patties with Couscous

Apple Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

Roast Chicken

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Maria said...

Lovely photos and meal! Thanks for sharing.

grace said...

oh my, that's an awesome treat. the berries are ridiculously perfect and eye-catching! and aside from that, the crust sounds superior. sorry, i only have eyes for the dessert. :)

George Gaston said...

kat… the photographs are spectacular ~ both food & scenery, and each having wonderful colors, especially the orange, yellow, red & blues. Looks like your entrĂ©es were pretty amazing, as well.

Great menu for the week… Do you have a recipe for your Turkey Chili?

kat said...

George - We do our chili different every time but I'll post a recipe for this one after we make it Wednesday because we have a few new ideas up our sleeves.

Elle said...

The food is absolutely gorgeous! Beautiful photos, making me very hungry.

Fresh Local and Best said...

What an awesome dinner! The pork looks amazing!

jenn said...

oooooo the new scenic is a favorite! FAVORITE!! And the tuna tacos.. one of life's perfect dishes. And right on the shore of Lake Superior. Perfect.

PG said...

Looks like a beautiful place. I like dishes that incorporate both vegetables at various levels of "doneness". The dessert looks out of this world.

Lori said...

I love that first picture- it is so pretty. And that dessert- yum.

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