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Sage (a bit long)

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Sage (a bit long)

owen_meany | May 17, 2004 01:27 PM

Had a really lovely meal at Sage (North End) Saturday night.

We had a 9:30 reservation. We showed up at 9:25 and they told us it would be about 10-15 minutes. We got seated about 9:40.

Our very efficient and pleasant waiter came over offering the now-standard water choices :-) We also each ordered a glass of wine (me, chardonnay -- h, sauvignon blanc).

h started with the bibb salad with duck confit. I think he liked it "ok" but he said the flavors just didn't mesh that well. It could be, though, that he was just comparing it to my choice -- an appetizer portion of the risotto with wild mushrooms and marscapone. Wow, was this good -- rice was firm to the tooth, the flavors were just gorgeous together -- I was worried that the marscapone would be overwhelming but it wasn't.

Oh, yah, bread basket with good, crusty, tuscan style bread and a delicious red pepper/olive oil/tomato/basil spread.

h had the gnocchi for his entree. He absolutely loved this and the taste I had made me nod in agreement! I had the halibut which was served with artichokes -- very, very good!

For dessert we split the chocolate plate which was a molten chocolate cake, a truffle (I didn't really try that) and a chocolate pot de creme (I got to eat the whole thing and it was terrific!).

All in all just a really great meal...nicest one -- start to finish -- that I've had in a bit.

Bill pre-tip was $142 but you could get away with less...(we had 2 bottle waters, 2 apps, 2 entrees, 1 dessert and 5 glasses of wine -- ;-) )

Sara

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