Tuesday night, Jay and I realized that Wed night would be our last night solo. My mom is flying in tonight from Florida, and she will be here until Wyatt is born so we wanted to have a nice date night to celebrate the next chapter in our lives. I chose Bungalow 44, a restaurant in Mill Valley I’ve been wanting to try out for a while. I drooled over the menu before we finally chose an appetizer to start with, the Gnocchi with Gorgonzola and thyme. It was the lightest, fluffiest gnocchi I have had the pleasure of eating. I loved the seared texture and it had the perfect amount of Gorgonzola.
Jay and I, as usual, split a couple entrees. First up was the Sky Hill Goat Cheese Ravioli. I loved the little fried basil leaf on top, I wish they had a few more of those on there. It was a good dish, but didn’t blow me away. Maybe a different sauce would have complemented the ravioli better? Jay makes the best sauce so I’m spoiled.
Next up was the Pork Shoulder Chop. This was the best (and biggest) pork chop I’ve ever had! It was incredibly juicy and packed full of flavor. Jay is a huge steak guy, and said this was even better than steak. The beans and bacon tasted great as well, but I think some of the beans were a touch undercooked.
A pregnant woman always needs dessert! The server recommended the Sticky Toffee Cake with their vanilla ice cream. It was incredible. The warm cake had a heartier texture (probably because of the dates?) and had a wonderfully caramelized exterior. The ice cream and the butterscotch sauce was the perfect compliment. I could have eaten another one if it was put in front of me.
It was an amazing dinner! Bungalow 44 has great food and service, and I hope to go back! Next time I want to try their Kickin’ Fried Chicken. What’s your favorite part of a meal… appetizer, entree or dessert?