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Peasant (long)

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Peasant (long)

SLAP | Sep 23, 2002 10:37 AM

Had dinner at Peasant( Elizabeth and Spring) last night and really enjoyed it. I've walked by this place several times and it's gotten a few good reviews from this board. They have a wood burning oven so most of their food centers around this. The menu is written in Italian, but our waitress basically ran it down in English for us.

We had the razor clams,sardines and bocconcini and the bread salad for app's. The first three are roasted in the oven. The bocconcini is mozzarella balls wrapped in procuitto.Excellent. The razor clams and sardines were good, and the bread salad was refreshing. The room is nicely layed out for the most part. We needed an extra candle or two to see what we were eating as its fairly dark. Good ambience, but a little annoying when eating a meal. You want to see the food.

For an entree, I ordered the Suckling Pig served over a smashed baked potato.This was pretty tasty, real porky and the skin was the best crackling! My SO ordered the gnocchi with mushrooms, and her mother ordered the stuffed game hen. The game hen was good.the stuffing nice. but chicken is chicken. (I mean you can make it at home why not have something special). My SO doesn't eat cheese and she forgot to ask about this. Well the gnocchi arrived made with and topped with cheese. The waitress was a sweetheart, said no problem and steered her toward the whole roasted fish. She left it on the table for us to eat and I'm glad she did . The Gnocchi was the best thing in my opinion, baked with fresh gnocchi and wild mushrooms. amazing, I'd highly recommend this dish. The fish arrived charred on the outside served on a bed of smoldering sage. break through that skin and you've got yourself a delicious whole fish.

There were five of us and the bill came to 300 dollars for the five of us including a botttle of wine and several drinks. The food is pretty rich and hearty fare, I'd say with the fall approaching this place is going to be on my comfort food list.

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