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Insieme - Review


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Insieme - Review

kesues | | May 23, 2007 02:01 PM

I was very excited to have dinner at Insieme last evening, after recently going to Hearth and speaking the Marco while seated at the Pass. The decor of the restaurant is rather simple and understated - my guess is not to distract from the food. After a couple of initial bumps: took forever to order wine, they ended up being out of this particular wine as well as the first two of the pasta dishes someone in our party had attempted to order (it was a 7:30 reservation, so was not on the late side). After ordering, we were shortly served 4 different amuses (ok but not great) followed by a small sampling of soup (no one particularly like and tasted somewhat chinese like). But once we received what were had ordered - the food was wonderful. For the initial course, I ordered the fish crudo - excellent, and another party, the black olive pasta with duck ragu (a rather small portion but excellent). For entrees, I sampled the salmon (melt in your mouth, barely cook - maybe the best salmon i have ever had!) and I had the lamb - 4 variations: chop, saddle loin, braised ribs and sausage stuffed morrels, served with a sprinkling of fresh sring peas (enjoyed every bite :) ) We followed this with a nice artisinal cheese plate (6 different selection) and Bomboloni (light itialian donuts served with a wonderful chocolate sauce) to share.... Overall, The food was wonderful and I would definately return despite the intial bumps which I believe will be ironed out over time.

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