Posted on July 3, 2012
Cafe Dufrain is an understated restaurant in Florida, quietly hidden in a chic condo community of Harbor Island. Just a short walk across the bridge from downtown, Cafe Dufrain, is tucked away overlooking the canal. Casually dine outside in the warm weather and revel in the sustainable and organic New American cuisine. The lively artwork, brings to life the fun ambiance, complete with an attentive and friendly waitstaff.
Fitting for the coastal weather I decided to begin with Grilled scallops, roast squash, almonds, lemon confit, which was cooked to perfection. The “Shares” part of the menu encourages exploration, and is suited for those who would enjoy a tapas-like meal. Choosing to go with an entrée, my waitress was very knowledgable about the best wines suited for my meal. A unique Owen Roe Pinot Noir from Oregon accompanied my entrée of choice, four pork bolognese gnocchi ricotta, very well. The robust red wine flawlessly complimented the bolognese sauce, leaving my taste buds to melt! Cafe Dufrain is easily the best cocktail bar, with exquisit cuisine, in the Tampa Bay area.