Before last night, my favorite meal had been an omelet made with butter, eggs, and freshly foraged mushrooms cooked in a screaming hot pan by my uncle. There are no pictures of the omelet. It was simple and perfect.
Last night's dinner was not simple but it was perfect and has moved the omelet into second place. There are pictures of this meal.
Sweaty wine glasses, focaccia and olive oil with cracked pepper.
Tempura soft shell crab dipped in remoulade and a spicy-sweet cocktail sauce.
Jeff ordered the scampi with pancetta for his entree which was delicious...
Of course there was dessert...
We each took a couple bites of the flourless chocolate cake, but the house-made rum cake (baked by the bartender) and ginger ice cream was my favorite.
What set this meal apart from others was the fact that there was no part of it that I felt less than thrilled by. Or it could have been that I was at the beach on vacation and am with someone who doesn't think twice about ordering two desserts after a full meal. Either way... the Blue Moon Bistro is worth a (second, third...) visit.
Blue Moon Bistro is located at 119 Queen Street Beaufort, NC 28516 (they are open Tuesday through Saturday from 5:30 pm until the last table finishes their dessert.)