Since getting connected on Social Media and starting this blog I am usually that person at the table next to you taking a photo of every meal I eat. Especially if it is something I have never tried before.
This past weekend, for the second time in 2 months since they opened, I went to Odd Duck in Bay View. The specialize in small plates of locally sourced ingredients, with an ever changing menu. This time last year I may not have even considered eating at a place like this, with most of their plates including vegetables and sauces I can barely pronounce.
The first time I went there were 4 of us and we shared 11 small plates between us. The stand out dish of the entire night were the Gouda-stuffed Medjool Dates wrapped in bacon with Balsamic. There is no way in my recent past would you have been able to get me to put a date in my mouth, much less sit at home and salivate over the thought of when I would get to eat them again. Although Odd Duck is constantly changing their menu, I certainly hope the dates don’t go anywhere for a while.
This last time I went, the Bacon-wrapped Scallops where my Must-try! I can’t recall ever having eaten a scallop before. With such great experiences with their other dishes, I thought Odd Duck was the best place to give them a try. I didn’t really know what to expect, but I expected them to be a bit fishy tasting and rubbery. I was pleasantly surprised. They were not fishy tasting at all and seemed to melt in my mouth.
Notice the common theme between the two dishes….Yes, bacon wrapped. Is anything not Delicious that is wrapped in bacon.
My goal will be to get back to Odd Duck soon and actually get some pics of the great food I have had there. They also have a bar selection of different things they pickle in house.
A quick shout out to Odd Duck for being Gluten Free friendly. The first time I went I emailed a head of time to ask if they had a separate gluten free menu. She explained that they were working on it, but gave me a list of foods that were safe and where they could make substitutions. This second time I went, I asked again and was given a separate menu with all of the gluten free and plates able to be substituted marked.