While in Florida, Barb and I enjoyed a visit from another close friend, Kathy. Back in the day, the three of us taught seventh graders in rooms next to each other. It created a lasting bond. One night we chose to eat at The Beach House. We snagged a table right on the beach and basked in the warmth as day turned to evening.
After some serious catching up (and a margarita) I decided to try two appetizers instead of an entrée. The first was Tots and Pearls. It consisted of Gourmet Tater Tots wrapped with house cured Norwegian Smoked Salmon, Sturgeon Caviar, and Crème Fraiche. Ordinarily I never would order tater tots, but I thought it sounded interesting. And it was. Beautifully presented, the small orbs of deliciousness, were sitting up invitingly. The firmness of the smoked salmon blended well with the slightly salty taste of the caviar. Velvety crème fraiche offered a contrasting texture as I bit into the smooth potato center. This tempting delight was certainly not my usual fare. The other appetizer I ordered was sliced Ahi tuna with pickled ginger and wasabi. This was wonderful as well. However, I knew I liked tuna, so it wasn’t a surprise like the Tots and Pearls. True Nosh or Truly Nauseous? Definitely a true nosh.