|Peter Shields Inn & Restaurant, 1301 Ocean Drive, Cape May, NJ|
|Jeff, sous chef, Executive Chef Carl Messick, and I|
|Chef Carl and I, in the kitchen!@!!|
I have to admit to being a little "shy" around such a culinary talent, however, Chef Carl was down to earth, kind, approachable and more than eager to answer any and all of my questions. This humble genius encouraged me to keep my passion for food and cooking alive. I hope to one day, be the kind of stand up Chef he is, and make him proud!
NOW, let's start with the dinner service. The dining room has beautiful ocean views and was quiet and relaxing. Our server Chris, was quick, efficient and extremely attentive and helpful with suggestions on what to order. (He even told us that for his birthday celebration, he took his family back to the PSI for dinner.
|Our fabulous server Chris!|
The Crispy Calamari Lemon Chili Gastrique and Micro Cilantro- It was so light and crispy and the cilantro was a great hit at the back of your palette! Chef Carl perfected an old favorite and threw it a modern twist.
The potato leek soup I had anticipated was not on the menu, instead, the more seasonally appropriate Early Summer Corn Soup, Chipolte Lobster Salad was- and what a treat it was too!
This soup is savory and creamy with just the right amount of lobster. Truly outstanding. It appears on the Chef's Tasting Menu, which is highly recommended. Faith's A Foodie rates this soup *****
The highest rating!
|Hudson Valley Foie Gras Grilled Brioche Toast, Cherry Puree and a Rubarb Marmalade WOW|
Yellowfin Tuna Tartare Shooter, a little "present" from Chef Carl, which everyone at my table, proceeded to devour.
Now, on to what you've all been waiting for: DESSERT!!! Before we started, Chef Carl sent out, you guessed it, ANOTHER PRESENT! Mango Sorbet (BTW, best birthday present ever)
Contrary to what I was going to order (the creme brulee and lava cake) I decided to change my mind
and order the: Warm English Date Pudding with homemade Vanilla Ice Cream Caramel
Simply put, it was the BEST dessert I have ever had! Faith's A Foodie ***** Highest Rating
FOR my final recommendation: The Peter Shield Inn & Restaurant is the place to eat in Cape May. They killed it across the board in my review, receiving the FAITH'S A FOODIE ***** Absolute highest rating. Please go to http://jabirdsnest.blogger.com for an interview and complete review of the Inn. Thank You!! If any of you have further questions about a particular dish, additional questions and/or recommendations you would like me to make, please feel free to drop me a comment!
IF ANY OF MY FRIENDS HERE ON THE BLOG-O-SPHERE EVER FIND THEMSELVES IN THE CAPE MAY AREA, PLEASE GO VISIT THE PETER SHIELDS INN & RESTAURANT. YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED. MAKE SURE YOU TELL THEM, FAITH's A FOODIE SENT YA!!
As always, DON'T FORGET, If it's not YUM, don't eat some!