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Innovo/ One- excellent evening!!


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Innovo/ One- excellent evening!!

MRS | Jun 8, 2009 08:47 AM

My husband and I ate at Innovo ( Formerly known as One) on Saturday night and had a wonderful and delicious dinner. I thought I'd share our experience:
We sat in a quiet corner and ordered a bottle of wine to start. The sommelier was helpful and patient as we tried to decide what were in the mood for. We had an enjoyable and moderately priced non-oaky Chardonnay. I thought that they had a wide selection on the wine list. The prices for bottles of whites for instance, varied from around $40 to $95.
We started out with a dozen oysters- 6 Blue Point and 6 Hama Hama based our waiter Abraham's suggestion. They were fantastic! The Blue Point were fresh and briny and the Hama Hama rich and creamy. With that we also enjoyed a salmon belly tartare. Tasty and lightly accented with dill. Yum! We also had the crab fritters which were terrific and we debated ordering more, but decided to leave room for our main courses.
I ordered the King Mackerel which was firm and tasty.I have never had it before, and it was wonderful. My husband ordered the grouper, but they ran out and he had the striped bass instead. What good luck for him! It was delicious. Soft and fresh! We switched to "taste" midway through and he never got it back from me!
We ended up ordering another bottle of wine during dinner. It was good at first taste, but I didn;t love it as the meal progressed. Not sure why. We ended up taking it home with us.
Dessert was a butterscotch custard and an apple crumble a la mode. Yum!

Friendly, well-informed, honest service and a nice atmosphere that was "cool scene" enough without trying too hard or being hideously loud!!

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