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Flashback- Original Fiddleheads review- circa 2011

Fiddleheads is a quaint little restaurant in Jamesburg, NJ, which is in Central NJ for those of you who aren't familiar with Jamesburg. The staff is really friendly, the host who is also one of the owners, is areal sweetheart who goes out of his way to make sure you enjoy your meal. It was obvious that this place is a neighborhood gem, many of the people coming in where on a first name basis with the owner. The chef even came out and spoke to every table to ask how their meal was, now that's a classy place. Even better it is a BYOB with reasonable prices.

The specials are listed on a small menu on the table, in addition the regular menu. I started with the Lamb lollipop appetizer, it was a little disappointing, it was not prepared the way I'm used to it. It was a little greasy and the breading kind of ruined the whole thing for me and the accompanying sauce tasted like tartar sauce and had a little too much mayonnaise. My dining companion enjoyed his poached pear salad. We ordered from the specials menu, I had the Fabulous Vegetarian Plate which was absolutely fabulous. The veggie cakes made of zucchini,onion, peppers and nuts were amazing, similar texture to a hush puppy,they were really great, it was served with a fennel slaw which was equally good, very fresh and tasty, the cool, crisp fennel was a nice contrast to the warm, crispy veggie cakes. For regular readers here at HOS, it is known that my dining companion loves seafood and scallops is one of his favorites, so being that there was a special with sea scallops over asparagus risotto of course he ordered it. He really loved it, the flavors were so wonderful.

Even though we had finished our meals, we made room for dessert being that they had some really great sounding desserts. My dining companion could not resist the pumpkin bread pudding, which was really creamy and delicious. And I could not pass up my favorite, carrot cake and I have to say it was the best carrot cake I've ever had. Needless to say the rest of the evening more than made up for the disappointment of the lamb lollipops, which was probably just more my taste than a bad dish.

I highly recommend you check out Fiddleheads, it's a great little find and one of those places that you'll leave feeling really satisfied.


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