We recently enjoyed a special dinner with friends at a restaurant we had heard a lot about in Sandusky, Ohio. Zinc Brasserie is located just off of the lake in downtown Sandusky. It is a cozy dining room with a bar along one wall. High tin ceilings and a large chalkboard of specials give it lots of charm. We had a reservation and were glad we did – (thanks Open Table).
We started off with a Crispy Oyster Spinach salad from the specials list which was served on a long rectangular plate with four lightly-battered fried oysters atop a bed of greens. I ordered Cioppino because I had never even said that word before! It was a spicy tomato broth over squid ink pasta topped with shrimp, scallops, salmon, calamari and a few mussels.
David ordered the Berkshire pork entree because it was highly recommended by our friendly and very helpful waitress. Wow – what a serving of pork. It was served on a thin layer of what the waitress described as “cheesy potatoes” with mushrooms and blue cheese. He shared a bite and it was tender and juicy and he enjoyed every bite.