Lia prepared raw bay scallops with dried fig (Bravo would like you to know that they think it's "dry fig") and lemon zest, steamed cockle with tomato water, and nicely curled capellini pasta with crayfish and crayfish butter. I'd like Bravo to make up their mind if they want to go with "crawfish" or "crayfish." With Brian (MALARKEY!) it was "crawfish," but with Lia, Sara M. and Howie it was "crayfish." They're both correct, but for goodness sake, pick an editorial style and stick to it, freakazoids. Like Brian (MALARKEY!), Sara M. also did a trio. She has cornmeal-crusted conch with citrus butter and scallions. That's what she tells us. That's ALL she tells us. The Bravo Graphics says "cornmeal crusted conch with citrus butter mango & cilantro mignonette." To whom does the mango and cilantro mignonette belong? Because I know it's not to the conch fritters as the chyron implies -- no, see, they're off to the side, being fried and tasty on their own. Could it be the oysters we see on the side? The oysters that would usually have a mignonette and who also have tiny precise dice of something yellow that is probably mango? Mayhaps. But for all we know, the mango and cilantro mignonette belongs to that other dish that is neither Bravo Graphic'd or explained by Sara M. That dish is a bowl of shellfish with a round of bread sticking out; it might be bouillabaisse or something else soupy. Bravo prefers that we will never know. Portale likes her flavors, says the dish is a bit salty, but he still likes it.
Episode Report CardKeckler: B+ | 601 USERS: C+
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