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Bistro 222

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222 S Main St #140
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
(801) 456-0347

Had a lovely early lunch today with the place to myself. You can rail against the merits of many things, but I’m afraid arguments against lunch at 11 am are going to find no purchase here. The place was quiet and the staff was attentive without hovering.

Anyway, I started with the mushroom bruschetta. Absolutely delicious, even given my bias against tomato jam as a general concept; it seems like an excuse to use bad tomatoes, covering them over with a bunch of sugar. Sure enough, this particular jam was on the sweet side, but the sweet note wasn’t wholly unwelcome. It did verge on overwhelming the flavor of the mushrooms, which were beautifully roasted and meaty.

My main was the mahi mahi tacos. I love seafood, but tend not to order fish tacos very often after having been spoiled by ubiquitous and amazing versions in San Diego. However, the extremely helpful server sold me on house made corn tortillas, so I jumped. There are three tacos in the order. They are on tiny tortillas, around three inches in diameter. The fish, on the other hand, it copious, and the result is a very protein-heavy dish that I really enjoyed. Rather than eating a mouth full of tortilla, I was eating fish, and that’s a nice change of pace when it comes to my fish taco experience.

The condiments on the tacos were a bit clunky. The pineapple relish was too chunky for the tiny form factor of the taco, though the flavor was nice and surprisingly spicy. The pickled onions were also a bit hard to manage. That said, the flavors were dead on.

The price was right, the food was delicious, and I’ll be back very soon. It looks like they have a few dinner-only items, which will probably be when I’ll return.

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October 14, 2013 at 9:34pm

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