Spark was actually smaller than I imagined, but we were able to be seated right away in a great table that overlooked the whole dining room( prime people watching table.) Our waiter was really friendly and attentive.
Just an FYI- Spark is BYOB so make sure to come prepared with your favorite bottle of wine or some beer. The people at the table next to us actually brought a shaker full of martinis from their house. Nice guys. We decided on a great Argentinian Malbec. Maybe the best Malbec I have had in awhile. Anyway I had a recommendation from Darci to have the Thai shrimp nachos and I really wanted them, but the butternut squash and goat cheese egg rolls caught my eye. They were served with a maple pepper relish dipping sauce. It was delicious. The egg rolls were creamy and the butternut squash was delicious. Toby decided on the roasted beet salad with dressing on the side( he hates salad dressing.) So I probably ended up eating more of this than he did because it was great. The goat cheese and beets were a classic combination that tickled the taste buds.
|My egg rolls- I almost wish there were three|
|Roasted Beet Salad|
For main course I chose was the wild mushroom pasta with sundried tomatoes,broccoli rabe and Parmesan cheese. This was a great dish. It was not heavy at all and had great flavor. The pasta soaked up alot of the sauce and tasted delicious. Toby decided on the filet of beef. It was served with a potato cake and sauteed spinach. The beef was cooked perfectly and was also great ( of course because I ate some.)
|Wild Mushroom Pasta|
|Orange Scented Coconut Cake|
Overall it was a great first experience at Spark. I have added the link to Newport Restaurant Week website and Spark's Website.
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