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Salt Lake City, Utah - Tuscany

Kev | Feb 20, 2002 08:12 PM

The chef of Tuscany is something of a CIA bigshot, and has a lot of coverage from the local press. He helped open a French restaurant in Salt Lake City called L'Avenue Bistro.

They have a good list of special printed on a piece of paper. The waitstaff was fiercely pushing the hardwood grilled double cut porkchop (on the regular menu) or the ribeye (on the specials).

Tuscany was reviewd on Wine Spectator, and with good reason. They have a fairly large wine list, heavy with the more expensive "reserve" bottles. Not much in the $20-$60 range. Being the only one having wine, I had a glass of chianti classico. I forgot to write down the label, but it may have been Cecchi, Tuscany 1997.

We started the meal with a caciocavallo which is described on the menue as a cheese "sautéed in red wine vinegar and olive oil with garlic and fresh herbs", it was served in a tiny skillet and placed on our table by our server with a unceremonious, "here's the cheese". Not really knowing how to eat a skillet with a film of molten cheese, I scraped it up on to our bread.

All the meals came with a salad, either house salad or the caesar. I chose the latter, which came with a light vinaigrette. Being not very hungry I had the sausage pasta, with sundried tomatoes and crumbled feta. Otherwise, I would have tried the had the ribeye.

They are proud of their hearthbread, which is their name for pizza. The salmon with caviar and creme fraiche was recommended.

The service was a bit uneven, I didn't see much of our server. Although water runner was on on the ball refilling our cups as needed. It must of been just our server, another watier server was paying a lot of attention to the table next to us, or maybe the diner's date.

2832 East 6200 South
Salt Lake City (it's in the Murry area), Utah 84121
(801) 277-9919

Link: http://www.tuscanyslc.com/

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