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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Valentine Eats

 Although the lunch menu boosted being done within the hour, our server quickly realized that we preferred to have a leisurely dinner.  My friend and I decide to sample from the lunch menu and to share our menu with each other.  The portions were most generous considering it was a tasting menu of “complete small plates meal” 

Garlic soup Manchego Croutons. manchego cheese is sheep cheese from Spain,
Although called Garlic Soup, this was subtle with a very tasty and hardy dark red colored roasted tomato base. 
Chicken Pappardella soup with truffle oil
The chicken soup was very rustic with large pieces of chicken, carrots and copious amount of onions.  The broth was very tasty but much too salty.  Both soups were served very hot, much to my delight.  The server was asked to reduce the amount of salt for the other dishes, which was done. 

Tagliatelle Pasta with Wild Mushroon and Gorgonzola Cream along with
Seasonal Greens with Goat Cheese and Pomegranate Dressing
The portion of serving for the pasta was more than ample given the richness of the Gorgonzola cheese.  Only button mushrooms were apparent in this dish, although it listed wild mushroom.  The salad of Goat Cheese and Pomegranate Dressing was tasty on it’s own, but did not pair well with the pasta dish as too rich.  The home made Tagliatelle pasta was tasty. 

BC Salmon Green Bean, Tomato and Olive Caponata along with Tomato and Bocconcini Salad Hotchkiss Arugula, Aged Balsamic

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