Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Aqua Restaurant in Beaufort, NC

We visited our favorite restaurant, Aqua, on our last night at Beaufort. We have fond memories of drinking too many cocktails and bottles of wine with Jay and Diana on Far Niente, and we have been back several more times to enjoy the excellent cuisine and wine list.
Aqua is very trendy and elegantly casual. We prefer to eat at a booth which in no way comes close to what you may be thinking of if you are picturing a diner. Aqua serves “big plates” and “small plates”, the latter being similar to tapas dining. Last evening, it was a 2 for the price of 1 big plate night. We had planned on our usual entrĂ©e, the coffee rubbed filet, but went for the special, lamb shanks braised in wine. Aqua makes a cosmo almost as good as my friend Donna’s. We had a great bottle of zin to accompany, unfortunately, I have forgotten the label.
On Friday nights all wine selections are 33% off. It is worth driving from wherever you are in the country to go here, especially then.

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