Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Casbah (Shadyside)

I had an excellent birthday this year, food-wise.

I have already posted about the weekend celebration with friends catered by Salsa Man. On the actual day of my birthday, I went over to my favorite Coffee Buddha and enjoyed a lunch full of delicious tacos from Pgh Taco Truck. Then, for dinner, R. and I met at Casbah, one of the few Big Burrito restaurants I had yet to try.

Casbah has a few dining areas with contrasting themes. The main entrance takes you through the more casual heated patio that is reminiscent of the Mediterranean, while the main dining room, where we were seated, has a more romantic atmosphere with softly lit candles on each table.  The restaurant also has a trendy bar and lower dining area.

I only had enough room for an entrĂ©e, for which I chose the Long Island Duck. It is a generous portion of tender and juicy roasted breast and braised leg, served with gnocchi, spinach, rosemary, kumquat, and duck jus.  The flavors were excellent, with the citrusy kumquat complementing the meat in a nice way.

Long Island Duck at Casbah
Long Island Duck

It was an excellent dish to cap off an excellent birthday!

Restaurant info:
229 S Highland Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
On the web: http://www.bigburrito.com/casbah/
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CasbahPittsburgh
On Twitter: https://twitter.com/Casbah_PGH

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