Friday, June 16, 2017

Squid Eats: The Kitchen Table Bistro

via Kitchen Table Bistro

My parents were in town this past weekend for our daughter's clarinet and piano recitals.  As discussed last week, our favorite post-recital restaurant has closed up shop so we're in search of a new spot.  We have been to The Kitchen Table Bistro in Richmond before.  My wife and I have gone for our wedding anniversary several times and years ago, her employer had a Christmas party there.  This was, however, our first time bringing my parents.

Service was a bit slow, though otherwise professional and friendly.  The food is always good.  Unfortunately, I wasn't in the best shape to enjoy it as I had gorged on snacks at the piano recital.  Even so, I enjoyed what I had.

My wife and I started with oysters on the half shell.  I love oysters - there's something borderline naughty about them, they're so sexy.  For the entree, she and I split the mustard crusted day roasted pork shoulder, actually surprisingly delicate for pork.  It fell apart easily with just a fork, knife barely required.  So full, I wasn't even up for much dessert, though I snuck a couple bites of wife and daughter's lemon poundcake with strawberries and rhubarb ice cream.  Our daughter, a rhubarb fan, was particularly excited for the ice cream, though my mother was disappointed by it.

Overall, my parents seemed impressed.  I think we may have found a reasonable replacement for Sonoma Station.

Oh, and the recitals went very well.

14 comments:

  1. When you mentioned Richmond and Sonoma, my 1st thought was of or own California Bay Area --which offers much the same cuisine-- and I identify closely with your delight in it. Heartwarming post to read at 11 p.m. Now why am I suddenly hungry?

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    1. Delighted to inspire such a reaction, Geo.

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  2. Rhubarb ice cream? Interesting...

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    1. I am not the fan of rhubarb she is but I tried a bite. Not bad.

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  3. Love love love the last sentence. What a hoot !

    cheers, parsnip and thehamish

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  4. You have such nice restaurant adventures.

    Love,
    Janie

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  5. Glad to hear the recitals went well. Sounds like the dinner was very tasty. Sometimes when paying a little more for a meal it isn't too bad when the service is a little slower. Now I am hungry!
    ~Jess

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    1. Apparently there was a big party on the upper floor that was demanding a lot of attention. It happens. They didn't scare us away.

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  6. Was looking through the menu and definitely have to say that it looks pretty tasty. :)

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    1. Everything I've had there has been good.

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