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John Andrews Report - The Berkshires - FABULOUS!!!

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John Andrews Report - The Berkshires - FABULOUS!!!

niccole | Feb 5, 2006 09:50 AM

i dont know where to begin...all 8 of us were blown away.

we arrived a little before our reservation, and we sat/stood at the cozy bar area and had a cocktail. they told us our table was ready whenever we were...

sat down and brought our drinks with us and was offered a choice of 2 different breads- yummy soft onion foccacia or hard chewy sourdough. both awesome.

looking over the menu, i could NOT decide what to get. i have not seen that good of a menu in a long time. all of us we trying to decide what to get, trying to figure out " you get this and ill have a bite, ill get this and share " etc...

i ended up with: for appetizer i got the 1/2 order of ricotta gnocchi with pancetta, and for dinner i got the mozz. salad and the 1/2 order of butternut squash ravioli with prosciutto & hazelnuts. the gnocchi was to die for, i think it had spinach too. it was wonderful. the mozz. in the salad, i have never tasted mozz. like that before except at A16 in SF. it was just a simple salad with nice greens, the mozz. and a light vinegarette. DELICIOUS. i would only allow my husband a tiny bite of the mozz...i couldnt share. the ravioli- there was some sort of cheese on top, i dont know what kind it was and i should of asked but didnt. the combo of the ingrediants were just mouth-watering.

everyone else loved their dinner too. they had:
beet salad, a few more orders of the ravioli & gnocchi, scallops, duck, foie gras, hanger steak, chicken, and lobster rissoto.

for dessert i had the ginger creme carmel, which i thought was creme brulee when i was ordering because i was pretty buzzed by then, but turned out to be one of THE best desserts ive ever had. a couple people had the espresso cake w/ home made ice cream and my husband got a banana mascarpone dessert.

with coffees, teas, lots of wine & martinis...tax and a %25 tip the total bill was $632.86 for 8 of us. NOT bad at all.

the atmosphere was cozy and warm

the service was really friendly & nice

need i say more about the food...

CANNOT WAIT to go again...best restaurant around.

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