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Lindbergh's Crossing, Portsmouth: Report-Long

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Lindbergh's Crossing, Portsmouth: Report-Long

ltownhound | Aug 21, 2005 10:07 AM

After posting looking for suggestions I decided on Lindbergh's Crossing for dinner on Saturday night. It is a very nice space, rustic with exposed beams, brick, and copper topped tables.

We started with the tuna ceviche, this was very good, creamy with a lime-cilantro flavor and served with yucca chips. We also had a cheese plate which had two selections, a hard orange cheddar and a creamy goat cheese rolled in tarragon and other herbs, these were served with toast and a fig-mustard compote. I also had the sauteed sweetbreads special, this was excellent a little crisp on the outside, creamy within. It was served with sauteed chard, berry coulis(almost like cranberry sauce) and awesome turnip and parsnip puree. This was the best overall appetizer. My girlfriend had the radicchio salad w/dried cherries, candied pecans, and balsamic, very, very, good. I had the poblano pepper soup, also very good. It had sweet corn cream mixed in as well as smoked shrimp. Quite spicy too, which I like. We probably could have made a meal out of all that but on to the entrees.

Girlfriend had the panseared scallops and smoked shrimp. Four large scallops w/more of the smoky small shrimp over wide homemade noodles in a lemon cream sauce. The noodles were exceptionally good. I went for the cod w/roasted fennel. The fish was good, very fresh and light, but the broth and crunchy barley it came with stole the show. I could have drank that broth. We split a blueberry peach tartlet w/ginger creme anglaise for dessert, also excelllent. I didn't think I could eat anymore, but I found myself wishing I had ordered my own.

Service was good, our waiter was compotent but somewhat lacking in personality, but the hostess was very nice and helped out the servers a lot. Bill came to about $200 w/tip which actually wasn't that bad considering the gluttonous amount of food we got. Also a very good Craggy Range? Sauvignon Blanc for $45. Probably could have easily fed four with the amount of food we got. All in all very good food in a cool atmosphere. Would definitely go again. Thanks for the recommmendations.

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