Tucker's Bistro in Newport

Erica and I went to one of our favorite Newport restaurants last night (early Valentine’s since she will be out of town). Tucker’s Bistro on Broadway is an intimate, classy restaurant where you immediately feel at home.

The first thing you notice is the wonderful service. Usually Tucker is there himself ready to wait on you. His goal is to make your dining experience relaxed and immediately enjoyable. The wine selection is excellent though we didn’t partake this time.

I really love the variety of choices for appetizers and entrees at Tucker’s. Each one stands on its own and you will remember the flavors for days after. I tried the Thai Shrimp Nachos which were so rich in spices and other flavors that I finished them way too quickly. My entree was the Shrimp and Pecan Crusted Atlantic Salmon. Wow! It was served exactly to my liking (I don’t like rare fish). The salmon was placed on top of a perfectly cooked sweet potato croquette and some sautéed spaghetti squash.

Erica started with the pear salad. Hey, I just remembered I never got to taste this dish. Hmmmm. Very suspicious. For an entree, Erica devoured (lady like of course) the Braised Pork Shank. I did get to try one bite of it. The meat was so tender it just fell apart. It wasn’t at all dry and had a rich flavor without being overpowering.

Dessert was homemade ginger ice cream with real pieces of ginger. I really liked this dish because it was not too sweet. Creamy, gingery. Just right!

The best part of the night was sharing all this excellent food with someone you are close to.