Bonfire Bistro-The Perfect Bite

August7

D knew that I had endured a stressful day and suggested that we find a neighbourhood spot to have some supper.  This did not take much convincing on my part.  Bonfire Bistro was filled with other River Heights folk, but it is so good that it has an avid following from all over the city.  Somehow though, they manage to retain a neighbourhood feel.

D was interested in one of the many wood fired pizzas and opted for the special of chorizo, buffalo cheese, chanterelle mushrooms, roasted tomatoes and arugula.  The taste that he shared with me was yummy-charcoaly from the open flame, peppery fro the arugula, acidic from the tomatoes and spicy from the sausage; all offset by the earthy mushrooms and creamy cheese.

Sister #3 always teases me that my life is a quest for the perfect bite.  I am not inclined to separate my food and consume it one at a time, but love to have a blend of different tastes with every forkful.  But, this is not always easy to achieve.  Sometimes there is too much sauce and not enough pasta, other times, it is the other way around.  Perfection was achieved at Bonfire Bistro.  My choice of linguine was chock full of spicy marinated eggplant, wilted field greens, roasted red peppers, marinated artichokes, kalamata olives, tomatoes, green onions and feta cheese in an aglio e olio sauce.  Yippee-marinated eggplant and artichokes in the same dish!  As D commented -that dish has Kath written all often it.    With every twist and spear of the fork I was able to combine the perfect amount of pasta with one of my favourite salty tastes and then a nugget of feta-oh my!  I tried to stop when my tummy was satisfied and save a portion for left-over lunch but my fork kept digging in and I finished my plate.  I will just have to go back for lunch, sometime very soon.

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Kath’s quote:  “The strands of spaghetti were vital, almost alive in my mouth, and the olive oil was singing with flavor. It was hard to imagine that four simple ingredients [olive oil, pasta, garlic and cheese] could marry so perfectly.”Ruth Reichl

Love-that is all.

 

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“Bonfire Bistro-The Perfect Bite”

  1. Avatar March 19th, 2015 at 1:59 pm Meet the Food Musings Contest Winner! | Winnipeg food blog Says:

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