Baccala Dinner - food review

Club Capri Baccala Dinner – Dec. 10 – Food Review

Baccala (pronounced (bah-kah-ah- LAH-) is an Italian word for dried and salted codfish.

You can taste this Italian food specialty at the Baccala Night hosted by Club Capri on December 10th in Thorold.  Find dinner event details below.

For those who have never tasted baccala, this food review may tempt your taste buds to try this Italian specialty or maybe not.  If you have an adventurous palate, try the baccala.

Here is what we need to know about baccala. The producers clean the fresh cod fish, which is then eviscerated, salted, and dried. Baccala is made available by producers as a whole or in fillets, bone-in or boneless. Before you cook baccala, the fish must be rehydrated, and the excessive level of sodium reduced by soaking and changing the water many times over a couple of days. 

Baccala fillets can be battered and fried as the chef will do at the Club Capri dinner event.   Baccala can also be baked or cooked in stews, or soups.  Baccala can be used in a marinated salad style with hot chili pepper flakes, garlic, olive oil, and parsley.

Baccala has a unique flavour. When the rehydration is done properly it does not taste as salty as you might imagine.  It has a fishy flavour, but it can be delicate and tender when cooked to perfection.

Many foodies tell me Salt Cod is a different product compared to fresh Cod Fish. I totally agree. Baccala, or Salt Cod, however you call it, is always a bit denser and holds together more than fresh Cod Fish.

Baccala Night at Club Capri – Dec. 10th

Check out the Baccala Night at Club Capri.  If you like the Italian style salted cod specialty, then this Club Capri dinner is a unique opportunity to satisfy your appetite. If you have never tasted Baccala, it gives you a chance to discover a new food, and also enjoy the other courses on the menu.  The menu features Antipasto, Spaghetti Aglio e Olio con Pancetta, Baccala, Roasted Potatoes, Salad and Dessert.

Not only is baccala good to eat, but you will probably hear fishy stories that will make us laugh with friends at Club Capri. It’s Friday December 10th, doors open 6 pm and dinner at 6:30 pm. $30 per person. Tables of 8 or 10 persons. Cash bar. Call Club Capri to reserve your table. 905-227-0121.