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Asbury Park is an up and coming area that’s trying to restore itself to its past glory days. They’re doing a great job cleaning up the waterfront and offering tons of restaurants and fun things to do all year round.
Langosta Lounge is a fun place to go for drinks or dinner. It’s located right on the Atlantic Ocean on the boardwalk in Asbury Park.
We actually started out with their fabulous Picadillo Sliders that we ordered off the bar menu – pre-prix fixe decision. I love their apps and the atmosphere.
John started with the Shaved Fennel and Orange Salad which he really liked. He moved on to the Chorizo & Baby Spinach stuffed Chicken Breast with a fall herb risotto cake, roasted baby carrots & a chive mustard seed remoulade. He said it was a little dry but tasty.
I started with the Asian Braised Pork Belly over mushu pancake with berry hoisin & snow pea shoots. Basically it was crispy pancetta with a sweet kick. Pretty good. Then I moved on to the Frutti del Mar – Scallops, calamari & mussels in a sherry lobster broth over garganelli pasta with a “fabulous garlic crostini” with spicy rouille.
Now here lies the problem. There were no mussels in my Frutti del Mar, some of the pasta was a bit “cardboardy” and it had a slight fishy taste (not in a good way). It wasn’t terrible but I would never order it again.
After my disappointing main fare John and I both enjoyed a deconstructed Oreo cheesecake served in a martini glass. I must say that this dessert saved the day! I don’t usually care for sweet but this had the perfect flavor and level of sweetness.
Overall we had a nice night. Asbury Park is definitely a great place to dine. Jersey Shore Restaurant Week will be back in April, so don’t forget to support your local businesses and sample some mouth-watering cuisine close to home.
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