Friday night Alex, Ted and I had a fabulous dinner at Monica’s Waterfront Cafe and Bakery. The evening opened with a sharable antipasti board, the Peninsula Platter, with local sheep and goat’s cheese, pickled garlic scapes and peppers, hard boiled egg with caviar, meat and bread. This is the kind of platter you might have in Italy, simple local delicous food.
With three of us we were able to try three dinners: dungeness crab mac and cheese, lemon pepper roasted chicken breast, and salad nicoise with perfect leaf lettuce. We shared an affordable and well chosen pinot grigio from East Wenatchee. Silky butterscotch pots de creme rounded out a splendid meal.
Monica does the best job of any restauranteur in Kitsap County of sourcing ingredients from local farmers. Her cuisine spotlights the clean fresh flavors of the food. If you have longed to find a cafe that presents the fresh taste of place in the way that European village cafes do, Monica’s is the place to visit.