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They were the hit of the evening. While I really liked the Curried Pork, it was a little too strong for the rest of the crew. Much to my delight, as this allowed me to take some home for a later day! As we wondered through these delights we ordered a bottle of Prova Red Wine, which originated in Gilroy. It was a delightful blend that managed to pair up well with all the different flavors we were experiencing. As the evening progressed we decided to try a few more shared dishes: Corn Bread (jalapeno, maple butter, cheddar), Chile Verde Carnitas Dip (cilantro, oaxaca cheese, tortilla chips), and Lobster & Shrimp Sliders (canadian lobster, shrimp, avocado crema, bacon, garlic buns). The Corn Bread looked so appetizing that we were forced to break a cardinal rule of our Dining Out with Friends. We all dug into it before I had a chance to photograph it! It was a great mixture of sweat and savory. The Chile Verde Carnitas Dip was the runner up hit of the evening. It was a suggestion from Eddie and Gloria’s daughter, Shelby. The chips were fresh and crispy and the dip was delightful, not too spicy but still very flavorful. The Lobster & Shrimp Sliders were elegantly presented, light and tasty. The ladies seemed to think the sliders, with a little salad, would make a perfect ladies’ brunch. We wrapped up the evening with a couple of hot and perfectly prepared decafé cappuccinos and two desserts: Bread Pudding (White Chocolate, Macadamia Nuts, Rum, Warm Salted Caramel, Vanilla Gelato) and an Apple Turnover (Candied Puff Pastry, Filled with Cinnamon Apple, Caramel, Toasted Walnuts, Vanilla Gelato.) Eddie declared that the Bread Pudding was “so frekkin’ good.” The crispy edges of the pudding paired up well with the creamy gelato. The turnover, which had just been baked, was light and flaky, another perfect combination of tastes and textures. Prova is a taste experience you won't want to miss. We plan to go back and try one of their ever changing “Daily Burger” or the Entrée Salad, where the guest gets to choose from one of four greens, six of twenty-four toppings, one of seven proteins and one of five dressings. Drinks Prova Red Blend Wine Classic Cosmo & Lemon Drop Decafé Cappuccino Dessert Lobster & Shrimp Sliders Bread Pudding / Vanilla Gelato Apple Turnover / Vanilla Gelato GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN february/march 2019 105