Monday, February 2, 2009

A NIGHT on the TOWN

Saturday night we went out to eat with our friends, to Minneapolis. We had decided to go to the Brit Pub, for a taste of home. There is something comforting about the familiarity of a British Menu, of British decor and in this case lots of British accents. Our friends had never been so this would be their first taste of an "British pub".

First we decided to stop off for a cocktail at one of my favourite restaurants, Oceanaire. We sat at the bar which was perilously close to the oyster bar, and eventually the temptation was too much. One of the party was not an oyster eater, but the other three of us tucked into some delicious West Coast Oysters. They were sooo good. The enjoyment of them was only enhanced by the wonderful bar staff who were so knowledgeable about them. We were given a quick lesson on how to recognise a West coast v East coast oysters. We were also served some delicious warm bread and pickled herrings while waiting for the oysters to be served. This reminded me of why I like this restaurant so much. Not only is the food excellent but the staff are wonderful, friendly and willing to answer any questions you may have about the food. The restaurant is lively and bustling and it is always a pleasure to go eat there. It was a pity we were moving on but it won't be long before we return, this time for a full meal.

We moved onto the Brit Pub, also busy, but with a different vibe. I chose good old fish and chips as did my friend. Bangers and mash was my husbands choice and a burger completed the order. It was good wholesome food. We had good service and will continue to frequent this place for a casual meal.

2 comments:

Erin, A Crafty Lass said...

Even though I am biased, I also love the Oceanaire and never get sick of eating there. We'll have to meet for a drink and some oysters and talk blogging sometime!

Jacqui said...

I would love to meet up with you sometime.