Morning Glory Cafe hasn’t really been on our radar for dinner. Breakfast, definitely.
PIC and I stopped in for dinner and were wowed.
Even though you think of squashÂ as more of a Fall/Winter menu item, it sounded so good, I had to give it a try.Â Morning Glory’sÂ Stuffed Local Squash ($14)Â is an acorn squash, stuffed with chorizo sausage,Â brown rice, bell peppers, onions, pistachios and dried cranberries. My tastes were accommodated by their willingness to leave the sausage out of the stuffing. Arriving at table, resting in an exceptionally flavorful manchego cheese-romesco sauce, this dish was a work of art.
Take a biteÂ . . . squash, stuffing, dip in sauce, place on tongue, savour. Just aÂ perfect mix of texture:Â soft squash, chewy stuffing andÂ thick sauce.Â These Layers of subtle flavors were delicious and just what I was hoping for. Looking for a more intense flavor/texture experience?Â Leave the sausage in the dish.
PIC thought he’d try Fish Tacos (2 for $11) – Two flour tortillas filled with tempura-battered tilapia, fresh cabbage and cilantro-lime sauce arrived on a plate filled with sides ofÂ fried plantains, organic brown rice andÂ black beans and salsa.
This dish can be ordered withÂ fish or shrimpÂ ($8.50 / 1 fish – $11 / 2 fish) ($10.50 / 1 shrimpÂ – $13 / 2 shrimp)Â tacos.
What a refreshing dish this was! They’ve got the tempura batter down and each side had something to say. Sometimes plantains can be mushy or two sweet. These were lovely – still presenting some firmness along with a mildly sweet flavor. And the beans and rice had a surprisingly light, chewyÂ mouth-feel as well as a seasoned taste.
We shared one order of Pecan Pie ($4.95) a la mode ($1.50)Â served with a cute caramel swirl. Portioned a bit spare for the price, the pie and ice cream were nonetheless rich and delicious.
Morning Glory proved to us they should be taken as seriously for dinner as they are for breakfast.
Previous review of Morning Glory Cafe: 4/1/2009
Morning Glory Cafe
6 E Market St # A
Black Mountain, NC 28711-9319