Monday, August 1, 2011

Portabello Market

Portabello Market is a quaint eatery located in downtown Pensacola in the same building as the Pensacola Little Theater. It is a bright, airy place with soothing music playing over the speakers.

Their menu consists of a variety of sandwiches, wraps, salads, other meals. Every day they have at least 2 soup specials. 

One of last Wednesday's soup specials was creamy cheeseburger. Though it does sound weird, it sounded very intriguing to me and decided to try it. It was a cheese based soup with hamburger meat and finely minced vegetables. Though it was not the best soup I have ever had, it certainly was not the worst. It was very flavorful, though just a tad too thick.
For the main meal I ordered a hot ham and Brie sandwich served on ciabatta bread with a creamy dijonaise sauce. 

Dad ordered the blackened Mahi sandwich with roasted shallots, gouda cheese, & tartar sauce served on a kaiser roll.

We split the sandwiches so we had a half of each. 

The Brie was was nice and creamy and the dijonaise gave the sandwich a little kick. The shallots on the fish sandwich added nice texture. But, unfortunately, the fish was overcooked and slightly tough.

Rating: 3.8/5 

Culinary Journey Part 4


For the Table

Cornmeal Fried Okra
with a spicy buttermilk dressing

Benton's Bacon Cornbread


Chilled Sprite and Melon Soup
with pickled shrimp, sweet peppers, spring onion, cilantro, & mint

with smoked jalapeno, tomato braised kale


Copper Lantern

Pork Skin Noodle Bowl
with Kentucky Miso broth, pork shoulder, crispy pig ears, shitakes, English peas, poached farm egg

Beef Tenderlion
with potato confit fried in beef fat, red wine braised eggplant, & mushrooms


Southern Fried Chicken Skins
with hot sauce and wadmalaw honey


Salad of Geechie Boy summer melons
with country ham, watercress, black pepper honey vinaigrette

with buttered lady peas and charred okra, heirloom tomato gravy

Culinary Journey Part 3



She-Crab Soup
laced with golden sherry
(very popular in Charleston)

Roasted Beats
goat cheese, apples, pecans, baby greens, apple cider vinaigrette

Barbecue Glazed Grilled Salmon
Anson's grits, braised greens, green tomato relish, plum barbecue sauce


Fried Oyster & Bibb Lettuce
pickled red onion, bacon, cucumber, buttermilk black pepper dressing

Seared Scallops
with field peas, okra & smoked pork, Anson's grits


BoneIn Rib Eye
Gnocchi with bacon,  cheddar, sour cream


Fried Okra
cornmeal crusted, goat cheese & chili oil

Cornmeal Fried Oysters
with a green tomato relish, chipolte aioli