August 19, 2011
We finally had a chance to try Cioppino, the wonderful new bistro we’ve written about before that overlooks Green Lake, on a recent Saturday night (busy, busy!) and were wowed by the signature and eponymous dish–Cioppino!
Here’s the gorgeous stew that was loaded with gobs of seafood–tiny octopi, salmon fillet, mussels, Alaskan spot prawns, Mediterranean mussels, halibut, and who knows what else–all perfectly (not overly) cooked to just tender in a hearty tomato-saffron-scented broth.
General manager Erik Brisbin suggested we heat up the leftovers for Sunday brunch and add a few eggs. Sounded yummy, but we added a can of Muir Glen Fire-Roasted Tomatoes, some additional seafood, and whipped up an amazing Seafood Stew for Sunday dinner.
For all of these reasons, Cioppino’s Cioppino wins our Dish of the Day.