Monday, August 15, 2011

Brothers Restaurant at Mattei's Tavern - Los Olivos, CA

Futurity Season is here! What does that mean you ask? It is the time of year that the 3 year old horses get to show their stuff! We have worked hard since their birth to raise and train them to be competitive show horses and it is go time - they will be shown for the very first time this Fall. It sure has been exciting to watch their progression over the years! So please bear with my sporadic postings, but just know with Futurity Season comes lots of traveling and lots of restaurant reviews! Enjoy...

A Futurity Practice in Los Olivos allowed me to try one restaurant I have been wanting to try for years. Welcome Brothers Restaurant. We sit down without reservations on a Wednesday evening and got a good view of the cooking line. It was the best seat in the house if you ask me. The bread basket is a tasty one - try the Jalapeno Cornbread!

Soup and Salad to get the meal going right. I had the Sweet Corn Bisque and it was so delicious. I have never had such a sweet and savory combination. The portion was a large one too. Eat up, Buttercup!

Fish Special of Halibut with a corn and tomato relish. I was told it lacked seasoning. Maybe relied too much on the freshness of the vegetables? I am not sure. The fish portion was enough for two - they certainly do not want you going home hungry!

Idaho Rainbow Trout served with mashed potatoes and lemon-chive sauce was my order. I got this one right! I couldn't finish my meal but it was just dreamy.

If this meal was any indication of how Futurity Season 2011 will go I am darn excited. Cheers to good horses, delicious meals and soulful wines!

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