Pease pudding hot, pease pudding cold, pease pudding on a seafood platter is the bomb.
I’ve seen so many group dinners go wrong that it’s a pleasant surprise when a restaurant pulls it off as well as they did recently at The Fish Exchange in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Twelve of us sat in a private room and the staff did an excellent job. Food and drinks all arrived promptly and were served with good cheer.
We shared some cod tongues to mixed reviews. I loved them but they were maybe a little out of peoples comfort zone. Salt cod fritters were better received.
I had the Captain’s Seafood Feast, a beautiful platter of shrimp, scallops, salmon, halibut, lobster and sale cod fishcake. I was delighted to find some delicious pease pudding on my plate. They only serve it with the seafood feast so I was the only one that had it. Since everyone else wasn’t from Newfoundland and had never had pease pudding I asked if we could have a side order to share. No problem, and they delivered a small dish for everyone to try. The response, as expected was mixed. I could have eaten every bit but I didn’t know everyone well enough.
I would recommend The Fish Exchange for groups for sure.