Why drive all the way to CT from NJ? My friend (who I picked up in NY) had a Groupon. She didn't read the fine print which said she could not use in the NY location. So off to CT we went!
Having eaten a cassava cake in Astoria and a mushroom pizza slice in Yonkers, before arriving in Stamford, my friend and I definitely could not fit anything more than a tasting at BU8. Our meal started off with complimentary pretzel bread with warm mustard dip, a nice interlude for the rest of the meal. We decided to go with the duck confit quesadilla, popcorn shrimp, deep fried diver sea scallops over truffle risotto, then ended with fried cheesecake stuffed with bananas and drizzled with caramel.
My friend and I scored the food from good, better, and best: the cheese in the quesadilla was just blah and it would've been saved if they gave a bigger spoonful of their salsa; the popcorn shrimp was really good, but with the fried wonton, it was oily & oily; and the scallops & risotto were heavenly both alone & together.