It was a dark and stormy night....actually it was just rainy and cool, and we ventured to Mosquito hungry and ready for dinner. We were pleased to discover live music in the person of Bonnye Karger on piano, and a lively crowd inside. We ordered at the counter and settled down with a bottle of Estancia Cabernet from the ample wine selection. The Pecan Crusted Brie appetizer arrived quickly, attractively accompanied by seasoned toast, grapes and greens. Delicious! We had to stop ourselves from devouring it all so we'd have room for our entrées.
My choice was Senegalese Vegetables. This is a fabulous dish, enough to entice me to vegetarianism! (however, just this time I had it with shrimp added). Every vegetable you can think of—broccoli, water chestnuts, bok choy, snow peas, cauliflower, carrots, onions, and more—delicately crunchy, with light peanut sauce topping, toasted almonds and coconut, served over perfectly prepared brown rice. The shrimp were fresh and grilled to perfection. It was a very generous serving so go with a big appetite (or ask for a take home box).
My dining companion ordered the Tilapia Bernardo, which arrived over linguini in a light Alfredo sauce with imported parmesan, covered with a creamed spinach topping. The Tilapia was very lightly grilled and exquisitely fresh. The flavors of the creamy Alfredo and spinach topping melded beautifully, creating a tantalizing and spicy entrée.
We had to try one of their house-baked desserts, so we opted to share a piece of Triple Dare chocolate cake. This dense and moist cake was so good we devoured it! It was not overly sweet and indeed had extreme chocolate flavor. If you are a chocolate lover you've got to try this one.
Mosquito has rebuilt post-Ike and come back better than ever. The menu offers something for everyone, from soups and simple salads, through more complex and pricey dishes. Atmosphere is casual and friendly. They are now open for lunch and dinner, and breakfast on weekends. This is an establishment that locals and visitors will all enjoy.