Fino – Closing soon.

Any excuse for a good meal is a-ok with me

Any excuse for a good meal is a-ok with me

I don’t like to make a big deal out of Valentines day. I think of it as an excuse to eat a nice meal or to do something nice for myself- no gift required. This year my nice meal was at FINO. Sadly, this tasty spot will be closing it’s doors at the end of March 2015. The owners will be opening a new Italian restaurant in April 2015 and I’m sure it will be a great success.
What I ate:

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Muhammara- red pepper Mediterranean dip. This was an unexpected delight. It has a bit of kick and was served with fresh, warm pita.

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Tomato bisque with lime jelly- this was a free passed aperitif. It was a bite of bright lime and then a creamy smooth tomato finish.

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PEI Mussels- I am a sucker for this dish. If it’s on the menu, I’ll probably order it. This version had Chorizo and a tomato, white wine broth. The bread was butter soaked and fabulous.

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Black risotto with charred/grilled baby octopus – This was a Valentines special and the risotto was creamy and was spotted with random chunks of seafood.

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Pasta del Mar- This was another special and I think I have the name wrong (whoops!). There was a harrisa sauce as well a fresh green peas that made the entire entree pop with spice and freshness.

If you have a chance, get to FINO before it closes. They have a great happy hour:
$2 off Cocktail Menu | $2 off Beers
$1 Sherries | ½ off Aperitif Wines
$2 off Tapas
$5 House Sparkling, White and Red glasses of wine

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