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NANLEYKW SparkPoints: (76,244)
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8/7/13 2:31 P

Coral, I have never had anything at that place that wasn't absolutely delicious. They are all about local foods (for the most part), fresh ingredients, and fantastic flavor. Heck, I don't even like mushrooms, and that soup is one of my favorite dishes at any restaurant around!

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8/7/13 2:24 P

I know you aren't going out to dinner anymore, but oh my gosh, I want to go to that restaurant. I would totally nom on the scallop dinner. Mushroom Brie soup sounds awesome too. I would have a hard time picking between Tomato Basil soup and Mushroom soup.

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8/7/13 2:17 P

Thanks for the suggestions! Of course, it just figures that my friend's flight is changed and she now won't arrive until after that restaurant closes. And I was so drooling over the mushroom brie soup!

If we pick another restaurant, I might be back to get suggestions from that menu instead. :)

R383CC48 Posts: 1,022
8/7/13 11:56 A

I would do the mushroom brie soup, a bistro salad, and maybe a cheese plate and one of the awesome sounding desserts on the dessert menu.

Not the healthiest, but I love cheese and dessert.

Edited by: R383CC48 at: 8/7/2013 (11:57)
FUNNYGIRLJESS SparkPoints: (10,377)
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8/7/13 9:41 A

then you will feel proud of yourself for trying to be healthy

NIRERIN Posts: 14,249
8/7/13 8:31 A

i would say to go for the scallops. it's got sweet potatoes and kale, which are both filling and good for you. with coriander being a main flavor, i don't think they'll go too heavy on cheese or something that's likely to be higher in fat in the sauce.
with the shrimp artichokes and sundried tomatoes are often stored in oil, which is going to up the fat content. olives are fats as well. and while it's probably good fats, it's going to be a lot of it and you're already getting a hefty dose of fat with the mushroom brie soup. then you add the white wine in and the pasta, and it's getting up there.
salmon is going to be heavier on the fat as well. and the dill sauce is likely to be heavier on the oil or the cream, depending on how this place makes it.
and i know i am focusing on the fat a lot. i have a bit of a history of going for the bisque type soups and then the creamy pasta dish. and i can say from that experience that it tends to be rough on one's stomach, particularly if you've been eating at home and pretty light in fat in the recent past. so i would pick the thing that has the most vegetables and the vegetables that tend to be a little less sauced. at least in my experience, things like asparagus and artichokes tend to be cooked in more fat than things like kale, at least relative to how i cook them at home. erm.. what i think i mean by that is that when i sautee greens in olive oil at home, it's close to how they come cooked at restaurants. for artichokes and asparagus, they tend to come with a lot more butter at restaurants than i would use at home. so while the restaurant is going to use more fat overall across the board in any case, some of the good vegetable bits are going to be more handicapped by the addition of fat than others. and the focus on fat is more on having a happy stomach after the dinner rather than as related to total calories.

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8/7/13 1:05 A

I'd doublecheck if the salmon is wild caught...or farm raised. If the latter...go for the shrimp/scallops.... Enjoy!!

PS...or just 2 cups of that soup...which indeed sounds awesome!!

Edited by: LADYSTARWIND at: 8/7/2013 (01:07)
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8/7/13 12:56 A

Ahi tuna salad without ginger or soy sauce (personal preference) and olive oil on the side.

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8/7/13 12:30 A

Seriously, the Pear Salad sounds out of this world! I love salads w/ fruit - The Pork Medallions also sound wonderful!

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8/6/13 10:36 P

I'm having dinner with a good friend tomorrow night and am trying to decide what to order. I know I'm starting with a cup of mushroom brie soup, because it is awesome, and if I'm going to eat out, I'm going to enjoy it. :)

I'm honestly okay with somewhat blowing my calorie range for the day, because a splurge like this is a very rare occasion, having the chance to have dinner with this friend is also rare, and I'm darn near maintenance. And the food at this place is amazing and I want to leave feeling satisfied. OTOH, if there are a few equally delicious options, I'd just as soon choose the healthiest one.

I don't eat mammals and I don't want pizza, so I think my choices come down to the prawns, the salmon, and the scallops. I think I'd be perfectly happy with any of them, so if one jumps out as being healthier than the others, that's the one I'd pick. me out!

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