Upon arrival to Brooklyn, the obvious first thing to do was to go for dinner! The parents, the husband, and myself decided we felt like fresh fish and what better place to get it then a restaurant with the word fish in it’s name…enter Brooklyn Fish Camp. After the long drive from T.O. (and Adam’s long day of cleaning the apartment in preparation for my arrival), we were starved! Right away I loved this place…the atmosphere was fantastic. Open kitchen, casual vibe with specials and drinks written on chalk boards, and a garden in the back where they had outdoor seating and also a large movie screen. I always like to look around the tables and scope out what everyone is eating…right away you could see the popular items were the whole fish and french fries…And that is exactly what I ordered.
My mom and I both opted for the sea bream and lucky for us, we scored the last two fish! They were perfectly grilled, stuffed with fresh rosemary and served with grilled veg. But the fries…these were the star of the table. Perfectly crispy and seasoned with some kind of deliciously salty seasoning spice…dare I say they should be featured on an episode of The Best Thing I Ever Ate. We also shared an order of grilled asparagus with anchovy butter. Perfectly grilled and the salty butter gave it a nice finishing flavour.
The men at the table decided to share the fish tacos and tuna sliders. Fish tacos…they were okay. But the tuna sliders were fantastic. I would definitely order these to share as an app next time I go to this resto…and there definitely will be a next time!
Would I go back…probably not. But would I order delivery from one of their many chain outlets…probably. So overall…it was okay…but don’t be sad, my dinner the next night more than made up for this!
Jane restaurant gets amazing reviews for their brunch so I was excited to try it out for dinner (being a VERY early riser, brunch usually doesn’t fit into my schedule…I’m trying to change that!) Not only was the food delicious, but the service was just as good. They happened to be out of a lot of items that our table wanted due to the busy long weekend and the manager came over to us and apologized profusely and offered to bring over some complimentary appetizers. Very nice touch! Now I’m so sorry but I was a bad food blogger and forgot to take pictures of a lot of the food as I was just so excited reading the menu…I wanted everything! So I will tell you that the free goat cheese flat bread and burrata cheese appetizers sent over were both amazing. I also had a very fresh watermelon, tomato and goat cheese salad and a gazpacho soup that were perfect for the humid weather.
I did get pictures of the mains the husband and I ordered. Their toasted ricotta gnocchi is a house specialty…it comes in a truffle cream sauce and while it was really really really good…it was also really really really rich. So rich in fact that my husband couldn’t finish it…and if you know us, that rarely happens! I however dominated my main of a pot of mussels cooked in a tomato and wine sauce…there was not a mussel left in this giant pot when I was through with it! I highly recommend you check out Jane…and if you go for brunch please let me know if it’s worth adjusting my sleep schedule for.
So with all these big dinners you’re probably thinking we weren’t hungry for lunch….how wrong you are! We found this cute cafe, Ted and Honey while walking around the city. The line up inside was definitely a good sign and we were in the mood for a good sandwich which they seemed to have lots of. Another nice touch, while waiting in line they handed out samples of their gluten free peanut butter cookie. I love me some gluten, but this cookie was delicious! Let’s focus on the main event shall we…This was definitely in the top 3 sandwiches I’ve ever had (others on this list include the fish sandwich from the Fish Shop in Toronto and this mango and chicken sandwich I had at some restaurant in Old Montreal and it’s killing me I can’t remember the name).
This vegetable panini featured grilled eggplant, house-made pesto and caponata, parmegian, and HOUSE MADE mozzarella…all grilled on wonderful multigrain bread. Words can’t describe…that’s why I took a picture!
So good weekend of eating eh? (that’s the Canadian in me). Since then, some good home cooking as been happening in this household…so brace yourself for some more recipes sure to please the meat eaters, veg eaters and fish eaters….variety is the key to life after all!