”When cheese gets its picture taken, what does it say?”
For lunch on Saturday my family and I traveled to Caseus in New Haven (93 Whitney Avenue,www.caseusnewhaven.com) to go on a cheese adventure.
A quick shout-out to Mr. Sullivan (my Latin teacher), Caseus in Latin means cheese. When we arrived, we were guided down the windy path and down the stairs to a table next to the cheese shop.
We were greeted by a very nice waitress who told us the specials and then took our orders.
For our appetizers we ordered Poutine (creamy cheese curds, crispy pommes frites with salt and pepper sprinkled on top, tender pulled pork, spicy chilis and silky Velouté gravy).
In addition to that we ordered a Mac and Cheese (Smooth Raclette Cheese, rich Gouda Cheese, smoky Comte Cheese, with toasted brioche bread crumbs on top and fresh mixed greens.
Finally for our last appetizers we ordered Onion Soup Gratin (rich French onion soup with spongy bread and fantastic caramelized onions), and Brussels Sprouts (lightly seasoned sprouts with a heavy amount of salt).
The appetizers were very delicious and they satisfied my cravings to the best of their ability.
For our entrées three of us ordered fish and chips (crisp, deep fried, beer battered succulent cod and juicy, fantastic, huge day boat scallops).
With the fish there was a towering mountain of fries (chips), that were doused in oil and we perfectly crisped. My mom ordered a Beet and Shaved Fennel salad with honey slathered grapefruit, refreshing local Mizuna, virgin olive oil, and local silky chèvre cheese.
For dessert we ordered a rich, smooth, chocolatey Chevre Brownie that was crisp on the outside and filled with creamy Chevre on the inside. It was served with a cool, refreshing glass of milk and light/airy whipped cream.
The food at Caseus was delicious and I would definitely recommend the dishes that we ordered. Caseus smelled awesome! The wafts of pungent aging cheeses and creamy cheese curds flooded into my nostrils while I ate my delicious food. The value at Caseus was fabulous for the amazing food we obtained. The service was quite accommodating and our waitress was extremely helpful when explaining the meals. Overall Caseus is a great stop if you are in New Haven. I would recommend it to anyone with a cheese craving. I would rate it ZZZX-3 3/4 Z’s- Great!
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