Saturday, June 27, 2015

Scorpion bowls and Tapas at Moonstones in Chelmsford

The Mo and I took his parents out to dinner at Moonstones for a belated father's day celebration.  I wanted to do small bites instead of large heavy meals so we could try a few different things.

Being the lush that we are, my mother in law and I split a scorpion bowl for two. It even came with the flaming 151 shot in the center of the volcano bowl.

Moonstones Scorpion Bowl

In between sips, we slurped down oysters.  To my disappointment, they were not $1.00 a shuck today, they were triple the price.

Moonstones oysters on the half shell $2.95 each
We tried a few new dishes.  The ahi tuna tataki was absolutely amazing, it melted in my mouth.  It was served on a block of pink Himalayan salt.  Talk about plating!

Moonstones Ahi Tuna Tataki $ 17.50
The Flaming chourico Bombeiro was also served in a fun dish.  It was literally flaming when it arrived to our table just like our drink was too.

Flaming Chourico Bombeiro $9.50
The peppadew peppers were sweet, salty and savory. I really enjoyed them.

Peppadew Peppers with goat cheese and honey $ 6.50
My MIL and I were done with our booze bowl so we moved onto individual drinks.  I went with the spicy watermelon margarita and she went with the Asian pear martini.

Of course we went overboard and over ordered.  In addition to trying new tapas, we got the usual staples, homemade chips, ducks tacos, braised short ribs, pork belly lettuce wraps, and buffalo calamari.

Moonstones short ribs - Asian 5 spice $12.50
Duck Sliders $12.50
Jerk wings $11.50
Korean Pork Belly lettuce Wraps $ 9.50 for three 
I'm not sure why were ordered the Thai noodles but it was still as bland as the last time we had it. I'd say nix it and spend the $8.50 from the Simply Khmer or Heng Lay version.

Thai Noodles $ 8.50
Overall it was a great meal. We spent about $150.00 before tips on the drinks and tapas for four people.  I thought it was a great value meal.

Check out my other reviews of Moonstones.

Dollar Oysters and Bloody Bar at Moonstones.

Al Fresco Patio dining at Moonstones

Original review: Anniversary Post.