an evening out

August 8, 2009 |  Category:   dining out


Hard to believe that we hadn’t eaten at the neighborhood restaurant where Mark does his baking until just a few nights ago, but we finally went in for a lovely meal at Bussaco Thursday evening. Mark said that he’d been staring at the summer menu for weeks while working at the kitchen and wanted to go in for dinner. I love the room – it’s spacious and uncluttered, but not cold and there’s this great long communal bar table made from wood recycled from a tree from Prospect Park.

We had a variety of dishes that night – oysters, squid with chorizo on arugula, octopus, seared sea scallops with sugar snap peas, mac and cheese made with Gruyère and the most perfectly crispy top, and very tasty fried chicken with savory and slightly sweet/sour collard greens which Mia loved. The waiters were kind enough to make the girls frothy ice-cold chocolate milk after they saw that we got special dessert wine and wanted special drinks too. All in all, a fantastic dinner with grown up food that the kids enjoyed. We went in very early because of the girls so we had the restaurant mostly to ourselves, but heard that it got busy later on. After a nice chat with owner Scott Carney, a Master Sommelier who is a veteran of the Manhattan restaurant scene before opening this restaurant in Park Slope, and compliments to Chef Kevin Adey, we were on our way, walking off the food on a lovely Brooklyn evening.

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  • Wiebke August 8, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    … wonderful evening. We are planning the same with our three girls for the next week … a biscycle tour in the evening with a delicious dinner…

  • Lecia/A Day that is Dessert August 8, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    Fun! I really love the textures in that second image. We were at a bar last weekend and I almost cried about not having my camera with me – great scene to photograph.

  • selkie August 8, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    and to think that I do the same sort of thing here in Bath ME: SOLO BISTRO!
    Guess you are off to the beach soon: Enjoy! Relax, be together in new ways, life….

  • Alicia August 8, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    This place looks fab. We might go there for barbeque dinner tomorrow night!

  • kin August 9, 2009 at 12:48 am

    not foie gras 🙁

  • Fiona August 9, 2009 at 8:13 am

    That is a great-looking meal. And a nice mixture of texture, richness, and color. Plus mini-chocolate milks, of course. One must retain some standards.

  • monica August 11, 2009 at 9:50 am

    lovely pictures! what kind of camera do you use? if you don’t mind telling 🙂

  • Jenna August 11, 2009 at 6:14 pm

    Hi Monica, I use a canon rebel xti

  • janet August 12, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    I love reading your blog. It’s so nice to see how you and your hubby do everything with the girls. We do the same with our kids. They rock n roll with us wherever we go! Great blog, great stories. Keep it up! I’ll have to order your famous marshmallows sometime or just go to Brooklyn=) I live in Westchester but do hang out there from time to time. Love it!

  • monica August 13, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    thank you jenna! you’re an excellent photographer!