Saturday, August 16, 2008

Bite, revisited

Note: Bite has closed.
I haven't been since my first and previous visit to Bite and the happy hour has been so good that my friends and I have returned several times since. The patio's an awesome place to sit, sip, and catch up with each other. Our first visit was rather fortuitous, as we planned to have margaritas at Baja Betty's, but it was both packed and done with happy hour. Bite's next door, so we dropped by.

Champagne/sparkling wine cocktails are $4, which are a light and refreshing way to end a workday. My favorite is the Spring Bellini, which is prosecco with a scoop of strawberry sorbet in it.

The happy hour menu changes slightly, but one staple is this lovely puff pastry topped with caramelized onions and nicoise olives.

The CWG likes to order pates, which have been excellent. The following is a duck liver pate with dried cherries and pistachios. Accompaniments include the traditional mustards, capers, onions, and
cornichons, or pickled baby gherkins.

During subsequent visits, she's ordered a duck liver mousse with a port-based glaze on top, which has been absolutely fantastic. No photos, but that's definitely a perfect dish for patio-seating and people-watching. It's decadent, pungent, and still very light.

Another great appetizer is their grilled flatbread with a white bean and roasted garlic hummus. The hummus falls a little flat, but the bread is warm, tender, and flavorful.

Tirrone ordered the restyled caprese salad, which was gorgeous. Check out those dark cubes... balsamic
gelle. Who makes jelly out of balsamic vinegar? It's pretty fabulous.

1417 University Avenue
San Diego, CA 92103

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RecipeGirl said...

Damn! I never get down that way. I'll have to keep it in mind for a time that I find myself in the area. Looks great!

Anonymous said...

yummy food out tre.Anyway nice blog.

Roger said...

Heey! I've been dying to check this place out. Pics look tasty, esp. that puff pastry... >_< ack now I have cravings coming.

vanillasugarblog said...

I love Prosecco!. Everything you had sounds perfect. Lucky you.

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