Pan Seared Scallops with Lemon, Thyme and Goat Cheese Gnocchi at Pier W!

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Pier W never lets me down.

From the fantastic Happy Hour to the incredible views this place is a winner every time.

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Not only is the happy hour a great value; 1/2 price bar food and select drinks, but the quality is first class.

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These calamari must be some of the best I’ve ever tasted. Light and crispy calamari are fried to perfection with delicate fragrant dipping sauces; a spicy mayonnaise and a tamarind sauce.

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This is a far cry from the usual bar food you’d find elsewhere and you get the incredible atmosphere as a bonus!

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The view!

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The wine!

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The scallops!

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Pan seared scallops with goat cheese, thyme and lemon gnocchi with an asparagus coulis was amazing!

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Sous Chef Jack Ahern was on board this night and his precision in the execution of this dish was out of this world.

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The tempura fish and green beans looked yummy…

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…but I couldn’t get over the flavor pairings of my scallops.

I usually feel that mushrooms with any seafood is a risk; the earthiness of the mushrooms can overpower and compete with delicate sea flavors but it was not the case tonight.

Lemon and thyme kept the gnocchi light and the mushrooms and asparagus lent smoky and bitter notes, respectively that were enhanced by the subtle creaminess of the goat cheese.

Asparagus coulis was a light sauce of everything beautiful about asparagus!

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