Friday, March 11, 2011

Mockingbird Cafe Review

February 14th my co-workers and I went to Mocking Bird Cafe for our monthly lab lunch. I had not been since the restaurant changed hands last year, so this counts as a "new" place to me. [Trying 10 new restaurants is on my 101 in 1001 list.] For Tallahassee friends who haven't visited, Mocking Bird used to be called Fusion. It's on Monroe Street between 5th and 6th Avenues. If the parking lot is full, try the lot across the street behind Fedex/Kinkos.

In addition to lunch, we also wanted dessert (for Valentines Day) and the restaurant was nice enough to serve their full dinner dessert menu for us at lunch time (usually they just serve cupcakes at lunch). They definitely get points for that. Here are some photos and then a few more thoughts.

Crabcake Salad: 
Hard Cooked Eggs, Shaved Red Onion, Tomato, Cucumber, Spring Mix, Spicy Remoulade

Lamb Burger
Ground Lamb Pattie, Minted Feta, Cucumber-Red Onion Slaw, Tzatziki Sauce
(sweet potato fries on the side)

Pesto Turkey Panini
Roasted Turkey Breast, Mozzarella, Caramelized Onions, Pesto Mayonnaise,
on Toasted Ciabatta

Falafel Sandwich 
with hummus, Tzatziki sauce, lettuce, tomato

Vanilla Bean Creme Brulee
Fresh Raspberry Studded, topped with Macerated Berries and
White Chocolate Chunk Biscotti

Peanut Butter Cheesecake
With a Pretzel Crust, topped with Ganache, Caramel Popcorn and Toasted Peanuts

All the food was as good as it looked! One minor criticism: the biscotti that came with the creme brulee was a little salty. The service was friendly and helpful. If you have a big group, though, make sure you have plenty of time. 

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