Friday, March 1, 2013

The Nu~Cavu, Consistently Amazing.

Lobster Tempura

I was thinking of a place to take my mother-in-law to for her birthday dinner and a few places came to mind. As I thought about it, I decided to take her to someplace I knew well, and that I was certain would not disappoint. Two places immediately came to mind; Beacon Falls Cafe and The Nu~Cavu. Beacon Falls Cafe was a distance to make two round trips, so we hit the Cavu, and it was a big hit.

Service was impeccable, as usual. Nick, a former student of mine, was attentive and knowledgable. Food was amazing, as usual. We started with fried calamari and the special lobster tempura (shown above). The calamari was great, but the lobster tempura was truly great. It came with a tempura sauce and a sweet and sour sauce with garlic and a bot of heat. Perfect. 

Mom (second generation Italian) said the marinara sauce on the Calamari was quite good, so good that she changed her side dish from potato and vegetable to a side of pasta. Her dinner choice was  the seafood scampi and she requested no garlic which they were happy to accommodate for her. I tasted the fish and it was good (okay, I would have wanted the garlic).

Seafood scampi

I got out of my comfort zone (The Pescadore) and ordered the Tuna Ahi and I was glad I did, It was delightful. I chose a side of garlic and oil that was delicious. The tuna was cooked to perfection.

Ahi Tuna
Teresa had the Gnocchi special with shrimp and it was delicious. They added a bot of the fra diavlo sauce which gave a subtle heat that was not over powering. Quite nice.
Carmela sent out desert for us, and had the staff sing for Mom. This is indeed one of my favorites and you really need to stop by and try them. 

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