This is one of those posts that almost needs no words. But there are a couple of things I want to accomplish with this one…
1) Tell you what to eat in Coco Bistro, Provo’s favorite dining establishment among tourists and residents ages 16-110
2) Showcase my newfound Food Photography skills!
So lets take a moment and
admire look at the pictures first. You like? You Welcome! Would you say they are Brilliant?!? Yes, I’m getting better at this photography thing. But before you hire me for your son’s Bar Mitzvah, I should tell you something… I’m very expensive, and they are not exactly mine.
I remember my first visit to Coco Bistro, about 8 years ago. Coco the resident cat was like a young cadet moving ever so swiftly with a purpose. A colorful pepper soup was the popular item back then. Now, a well fed Coco, the size of an average Staten Islander, just walks around at a much slower pace like one of the partners. The pepper soup is long gone, a fantastic lobster bisque is in (while not featured here, it is indeed good), and a fun menu to boot.
Since this is Provo’s most popular spot, I see this question often. Whats good here. From past experiences, and simply hanging out on the message boards, I came up with this short list.
Caesar Salad – Bacon, Croutons, Anchovy filets and Fresh Shaved Parmesan Cheese in a Spicy Dressing. The description on the menu ends with “(no wimps please)” which is the main reason I never actually had it. Yesterday, we had a cheap holiday party (we do it well into January – food highlight was the tortillas) and I wimped out of the mechanical bull ride. Look, its not Obama-care friendly is all I’m saying. With that said, I’ve seen too many Caesar Salad fans rave about this particular one.
Ahi Tuna Sashimi – Fresh Tuna served on a Crispy Tortilla with Red Onions, Vine Ripe Tomatoes, Scallion, Tobiko, Fresh Cilantro and a Wasabi Mayo. This is perhaps my favorite item on the menu. Just a glorious concoction of fresh tuna, veggies and wasabi mayo that perfect compliment. Simply divine!
Spicy Lobster Soft Tacos – Fresh Guacamole , Sour Cream and a Pineapple Tomato Salsa. This is one of the new kids on the block which I tried on my last trip and obviously enjoyed it enough to include it here.
Roast Lamb Rack – Herb Crust and as of this writing with Sweet Potato Mash, Buttered Carrots and Broccoli, Beet Root Paint and a Caicos Lager Onion Sauce. Expertly cooked, perfectly seasoned, meaty, herby, rack of lamb. Get it, or we are no longer friends.
Grilled Lobster – Jasmine Rice, Snow Peas and Garlic Lemon Butter. I must confess grilled Caribbean lobster normally just doesn’t do it for me. Its very often a tad dry, and/or uneventful. This one is moist, buttery, and very eventful.
Coco Bistro’s Famous Coconut Pie – Fresh Cream and a Medley of Sweet Sauces. Need I say more. Its right there in the name “Famous”. Like “Shlomo’s Famous Falafel”, you simply have to try it at least once. Its not only addictive, but large enough to feed a small Armenian village
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