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RW - Rocca

y2000k | | Mar 10, 2008 07:49 AM

We actually didn't plan to go to Rocca for RW initially. We were meeting with friends for dinner last night at Toro, only to arrive (at 6:45p) to find that Toro is part of RW and they're completely full. So we quickly called Rocca and got a 8:15pm reservation.

We got to Rocca way early for our reservation - around 7:15pm. They actually were able to seat us by 7:35pm so that was nice.

RW menu has 5-6 apps and entrees to choose from, and 4 desserts. They do not offer regular menu during RW.

Apps: Our friends both ordered Capellini (tossed with tiny clams & parsley) which looked delicious. I had White Bean Minestrone and husband had Farinata (chickpea flat bread with caramelized onions, mushrooms & sage). I liked my soup very much, and was happy to find the pasta cooked al dente (used to mushy pasta in soup). I think all 4 of us were pleased with our apps.

Entrees: Quite disappointing. 2 of us had Braised Short Ribs (with creamy polenta, brussels sprouts & horseradish gremolata) and 2 had Grilled Hanger Steak (with Ligurian olive butter, rosemary fingerlings & grilled green onions). My short ribs was tender and flavorful, but the food was lukewarm! When I asked around the table, it turns out all FOUR of us had lukewarm food! Both husband and I thought the food tasted good but turned off by the lukewarm. It really is a shame as I think we really would have enjoyed it much more if it were hot!

Dessert: 3 of us had gelato - pretty big size, another one had chocolate cake.

Overall, so-so experience. Definitely not an experience that would make me want to go back there any time soon!

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