I’ve blogged about these guys before but tonight I am working and eating at the Cheeky Monkey in Narragansett, RI. Jeff Cruf, chef owner, embodies all that is great about local eating. Jeff sources local fare from RI and other NE farms and always looks to get the freshest catch of fish, littlenecks and oysters daily. With a regular menu and a host of nightly specials, there is range of options and something for everyone on the menu.
Tonight’s special salad is locally grown organic baby greens, a mix of red leaf, green leaf, and butter lettuces tossed with goat cheese, cranberries, pecans, apples and a dressing that is a subtle hint of creamy white baslamic and shallots. For dinner I am having striped bass caught and delivered from our coastal waters. Jeff’s sauce is a lobster and local mushrooms that are harvested from beneath the deck of a home in Bonnet Shores (researched for safety) and gently poured over the delicate white fish and served with mashed potatoes and grilled veggies.
The food was amazing. Everything was prepared and presented delightfully and gave this locavore a favorite foodie night out.
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