Tuesday, September 3, 2013

cousins night out: brava bistro

I'm so lucky that I have a wonderful bunch of cousins that I can actually call my friends. Since life can get busy, we have started a monthly dinner for those of us in town - cousins night out. It's a great chance to spend time with the ones we love while having a dinner out.


Since my cousin's wedding was last month, everyone was in town! With nine cousins and seven spouses, our group of sixteen took over a long table at Brava Bistro for an amazing dinner.

Brava was very accommodating, fulfilling our desire to eat family style. It was perfect - by sharing, we were able to try many dishes and weren't limited to just one - the best way to avoid food envy.


The appetizers and salads we sampled were delicious! The Prawn and Avocado salad was light and tasty while the Burrata and Tomato Salad was a great showcase for the creamy cheese.


Lobster was the star in both the Lobster Gnocchi and the Lobster Poutine. The poutine was my favourite of the night and I will definitely be going back for more.




Our mains were just as delicious and I was happy to be able to sample a little of everything. I really enjoyed the pasta dish, the Orecchiette Alfredo, which was creamy and garlicky.


Everyone loved the Beef Short Rib which was soft and tender. This was served with Mac and Cheese and Broccoflower.




The Atlantic Salmon was perfectly cooked and Crispy Cracklin Chicken was surprisingly juicy.




The night ended with sweet treats of Creme Brulee, Warm Gingerbread Cake and a Brownie Sundae. Delish!




It was a wonderful night with family. Can't wait to go back!


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