So picture this: you arrive at Sciacca and on this particular day, you decide you want to order seafood. However, no one has ever told you how to order seafood at a restaurant, you’re simply expected to figure it out on your own.
To help you gain confidence and feel more comfortable when ordering the perfect seafood dish, we’ve put together a list of tips for ordering seafood at a restaurant. We recommend using these tips as a guide to ensure all your meals reach your expectations.
Ask your server about any unfamiliar seafood
Sometimes, restaurants offer speciality seafood items that may have unfamiliar or foreign names. In this case, ask your waiter to describe the menu item, including descriptions of the taste and texture. This allows you to order the perfect entrée that’ll suit your preferences.
Find out where the fish is from
It goes without saying that the fresher the fish is, the better it is. The best option would be to go for a local, catch-of-the-day menu item. This will ensure that you’re eating the freshest seafood possible.
Beware of any potential allergies
It’s important to understand how dishes are prepared in the case of allergies. If you have any allergies or concerns, be upfront and confront the waitstaff. They’ll be sure to help you navigate away from certain items which contain allergens.
Know which fish are in season
Do a little research on seasonal seafood before heading to your favourite restaurant. By ordering the seasonal fish, you’ll be experiencing the seafood at its peak taste. Ask the waitstaff for seasonal seafood if you’re unsure.
Understand cooking terminology
Do you know the difference between sautéed or poached, pan-fried or deep-fried, battered or buttered? All these are terms that are commonly used when referring to cooked seafood menu items. When you come across a term that you’re unsure of, ask the waitstaff to give you a quick explanation on what the term in question means.
If you keep these tips in mind and put them in action when ordering seafood in a restaurant, you’ll be sure to have a delightful experience. To put these tips into action, make a reservation at Sciacca in St Julian’s today by calling on +356 2133 1310 or visiting our website.