New Restaurant – Catch 101
by Brian Coll
Let me start by saying I am not a “Foodie” don’t get me wrong, I like food..having said that we were lucky enough to sneak out for a night and try the new restaurant in West Conshohocken Catch 101. It was amazing! My wife lit up as she was reading the menu and offered up suggestions for us to share. We went a little out of my comfort zone with some spicy scallop crisp rice things, they were out of this world. We also shared shrimp tempura type things on skewers, which had a delicious sauce with them
As we got through our appetizers, we were able to appreciate the decor, the ambiance. Catch 101, like many restaurants prepare the food and bring it out as it is ready. Once again, a little out of my comfort zone, this allowed us to share her entree as mine was the second to come out. She had the Togarashi Crusted Hamachi while I had the most unique King Salmon I have ever had (it comes with a marinated cucumber salad in a frothy white soy brown butter sauce)
I’m pretty sure she was happy to see mine come out only a minute behind hers as I was helping myself to an amazing entree, which just wasn’t mine…next time. I thoroughly enjoyed my salmon. Salmon is actually one of my favorite things to cook at the house, but the way it was prepared, it would take me a million years to make it this good. It was flavorful, moist, seared to perfection.
While we were finishing up, we were able to enjoy the decor which felt like being at the finest restaurant in any beach town or an upscale eatery in any major city in the world and it is here in our backyard. Speaking of “Backyard” it totally makes sense that Catch 101 is a sister restaurant to Jasper’s Backyard at 7th and Harry in Conshohocken. So many similarities between the amazing staff, incredible food and general atmosphere.
One more thing before I let you go and experience it for yourself.. a flourless chocolate cake for dessert.
In all reality, it has been a week since we went to Catch 101, I still can’t stop thinking about it. I love seafood and in all seriousness I am happy with a few peel and eat shrimp, fried flounder or a traditional fish n chips.. The menu at Catch 101 went so far above and beyond anything I’ve experienced. I can’t wait to go back and explore some other items on the menu ( I did eye up a fish n chips, but that will have to wait a few trips so I can keep trying things out of my comfort zone) Like every restaurant I know it’s not for everyone, but keep it in mind if you are looking for something new and fresh, maybe a special occasion. I was so happy to visit and enjoy another restaurant in West Conshohocken. Gypsy is a community treasure and I’m looking forward to trying the next West Conshohocken restaurant WestSide Bar & Grill (formerly Baggataway) See you soon West Conshohocken.