Every once in a while, a dining experience will really stay with David and I. We reminisce about it, we tell stories about it. You can’t always expect a return visit to be as good. Happily, our second experience at The Kitchen at Misconduct Winery lived up to our memory.

The Kitchen is a very small restaurant outside of the wine shop at Misconduct. Bascially, the entire restaurant is on the balcony with a spectacular view. It is really casual and beautiful.

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The first time around, we had a spectacular tasting – where the brilliant chef cooked what he wanted, in the order and timing he wanted, and we were there all night.

For this visit, we wanted something a bit more simple. Even so, we were once again wowed. We started with a sangria, that had a fantastic lemon/lime blended with it – making it a little tart and not too sweet (just up our alley). Very refreshing.

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David and I love tapas, especially since our honeymoon in Barcelona last year. We learned we really loved fish dishes in Spain, so we ordered some authentic tapas that would have been off our radar before that trip.

We started with mixed olives and almonds, a baguette, and the special for the night, Baccalau. This dish is made of dried and salted cod and brought back to life with a tomato mixture. Perfect with the baguette!

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Then, our next adventurous dish, little fried smelts with sea salt and lemon. This was just as tasty as what we tried in Spain, but overall prefer the smaller fish available there (more like crisp fish fries). Even so, we really enjoyed this!

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We had a little more room and asked our server for a recommendation for the meat dishes. He recommended the pork belly with tomatoes, balsamic vinnegar and basil. This was probably our favourite dish of the night. The pork belly was intensely flavourful and smooth, and mixing it with some tomato and a baguette was amazing.

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Another fantastic meal at The Kitchen!!

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