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Rialto-RW-Long

Taralli | Aug 25, 2004 02:22 PM

Drinks at bar at 6PM for 10 of us. Excellent service w/separate checks. Sat down at 6:30 overlooking the plaza w/virtually all rooms quickly filling w/RW patrons & several tables of non-RW folks. Dinner service prompt & attentive throughout w/frequent refills, courses cleared & tablewear replaced. Excellent bread basket w/herbed slices, crusty rolls, etc. kept replentished. For me, Ap: Grilled summer veg salad w/goat cheese bruschetta-Onions, peppers, eggplant, tomatoes tossed w/herbed balsamic vinaigrette & sprinkled w/grilled corn kernels. Plate included a goat cheese bruschetta seasoned w/fresh oregano (this was a very generous ap, esp.liked the roasted corn kernals), En: Brasied beef brisket w/chopped summer salad & horseradish creme fraiche-beef is braised in red wine served sliced w/horseradish crème fraiche made w/thinly sliced scallions. Salad,mixture of chopped cucumbers, squashes, beets, & green olives. Plate included garlicky mashed potatoes made w/EVOO(lots of great flavors in this entree w/ea discernable), Ds: Chocolate espresso torta w/berries & cream. Portions were ample, flavors fresh & temps correct. No complaints from our party, although I'd probably order a seafood dish next time, just can't do bluefish.
CHOICES
1st-Appetizers
Simple lettuces w/radishes, flowers & chardonnay vinaigrette
Smooth curried zucchini soup w/toasted almonds
*Grilled summer vegetable salad w/goat cheese bruschetta
2nd-Entree
Pappardelle w/fresh tomato sauce, ricotta, basil & Parmigiano Reggiano.
Grilled bluefish w/minted orzo salad, romaine lettuce hearts & anchovy aioli.
Sweet & sour roasted brined chicken breast w/mustardy potato salad, summer greens & pickled red onion, bacon & corn vinaigrette.
*Braised beef brisket w/chopped summer salad & horseradish crème fraiche.
3rd-Dessert
Summer fruit sorbet w/crisp almond tuile
*Chocolate espresso torta w/berries and cream
Classic vanilla flan w/roasted figs

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