Get Stuffed is a good sized place with several rooms on 2 stories of an historic house. The small, closely set tables are covered with black cloths and maroon or beige napkins that match the bench seat and cushions that lines the wall. There are a few stools at the service counter across from the bench and then there are rooms upstairs with tables and bay windows. Music is in the background and the windows on the front of the building look out over a park and its statues as well as the harbour down the hill. It’s on an interesting street that is filled with funky shops good for browsing. Service was very friendly, helpful but pacing was a little slow.
We started with the Spicy Maple Bourbon Cream Mussels that was mussels served in a spicy, maple, Jim Beam, cream sauce topped with toasted almonds. This was an excellent dish. The mussels were plump and lovely and the broth accented them well. You’ll want a spoon to scoop up every bit of this delicious broth – it’s that good. It was a large enough serving to easily serve two. Bread was extra and we opted not to have it but it would be good to soak up that sauce, but then you’d fill up too fast to eat the other tasty selections.
Newfoundland Cod was a pan-seared filet of cod over savory dressing, topped with scrunchions and finished with lemon drawn butter. It was a nice chunk of cod and the sauce had a light tart lemon flavor. The scrunchions were a little softer than we had at other spots but they were still wonderful bites of salt pork. They added just the right amount of salt to the perfectly cooked fish. This was a great dish.
We got a side order of Cheese ‘n ‘doo which was Scooby-doo pasta, friulano, sharp cheddar and gruyere cheese. This was basically a mac-and-cheese that was really crispy on the top and gooey, creamy underneath. The proportion of crispy to creamy was heavy on the crispy, more than I’d like, but that may have been because it was a small cup instead of a full order. It was true comfort food with more cheese than cream. Overall it was nice and tasty.
We also tried a side order of Bacon wrapped green beans. The soft bacon was wound around 4 groups of slightly shriveled green beans. The beans were obviously fresh and not funky but not the prettiest presentation. However the dish had great potential and had good taste, just not great.
For dessert we tried the Jet Ice Cream Cake which was a pie shaped piece with an oreo cookie crust topped with orange sherbet, chocolate ice cream and chocolate ganache. The orange was pretty good but tasting was hard as it came out pretty frozen. The crust was tasty and the flavors melded well.
We also tried Bourbon Bread Pudding which was made with croissants topped with caramel. Now this one was excellent. It was really gooey, sweet and delicious. Like the ultimate caramel roll torn in moist wonderful chunks. Yum x2.