Restaurant Reviews

Some More Local Love for 50 South

June 24, 2012

Ahh yes, I had to return to 50 South for dinner, especially after how amazing breakfast was on Mother’s Day. Last October, I won a chili cook-off competition (what uppppp) and with that, won a $25 dollar gift card. I’ve been saving it for a special occasion, and I’d have to say my birthday weekend (yes, I’ve turned it into a weekend) required a visit to 50 South for dinner.

I’ve heard so many great things about different dishes, so it was a difficult decision once we got there in terms of what to order. For starters, we went with the spicy calamari, lightly breaded with garlic and hot peppers, topped with parmesan cheese and served with light asian sauce ($14).

Look at that, would you just look at it! For real, this calamari was off the chains. The calamari itself was so fresh and had the perfect level of spice which went exceptionally well with the sweet asian dipping sauce. The two tastes combined as one in my mouth and I may have just had a preview of what heaven is like.

Onto the main course, this was a toughie. It came down to the battenkill valley creamery alfredo or the maple-glazed wild salmon. And which one did I go with? dun dun dunnnn

The maple-glazed salmon was too tempting to dismiss. The salmon is presented on a bed of mashed potatoes with wasabi cream and steamed vegetables ($25).

The salmon was cooked slightly rare and the glaze was amazing, but my favorite part of the dish was the creative and perfectly executed wasabi cream which added a phenomenal flavor to the dish and gave it a whole new dimension. If you are a lover of salmon, this is a MUST MUST MUST. To be super critical, I would have preferred the chef to go a little lighter on the glaze, but it was still a fantastic meal.

Sure I snagged a doggie bag, simply because I wanted to be able to savor the rest of my meal and enjoy it a second time later in the evening!

I think I’ve gotten my point across by now that 50 South is a place everyone has to try. Let me know what your experience is like!

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