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Sorriso, RW by accident


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Sorriso, RW by accident

emdb | Mar 10, 2006 09:33 AM

We went to Sorriso last night, and although I've had my head in the sand and didn't realize it was RW, they sat us in one of the booths toward the front of the room with the caution that they did have a table coming at 730.

I thought that the "narrow" part of the room between the front bar and the back seating area where we were sitting was actually nice, and the setup of the booths makes it feel more intimate than it actually is.

Our server was professional, if harried, and everything was great. I had the portobello carpaccio with truffle-oiled caramelized onions, shaved asagio, and micro-sized super fresh arugula to start-- delicious, and a perfect balance of flavors. The portobello had been grilled/warmed? lightly, so while not technically "carpaccio," it was sliced super thin and delicious. I then had the half-sized portion of chestnut ravioli (3 plump ravioli), served on top of the creamiest, silkiest butternut squash puree and toped with fried sage leaves. It was delicious, and the pasta was pleasantly al dente. For dessert, I had a panna cotta topped with a rhubarb compote that was soo creamy, not overcooked as panna cotta can sometimes be, and not too sweet. I barely avoided licking the bowl.

My husband had the RW three course, starting with arugula salad with shaved cremini and asagio-- it was a very large portion and he inhaled it. He then had the grilled rib eye with roasted green beans and the "patatas fritas," nice, long, shoe-string fries perfectly salt-peppper-and parslied. The green beans were soft and flavorful, and the steak was perfectly cooked-- and too large a portion for him to finish. He had the chocolate bread pudding for dessert, and said it was great.

With two glasses of wine, a bottle of sparkling water, a cappucino, dinner was $75.00 before tip.

Everything was right on note, and we got out at 730 without feeling rushed. We'll definitely go back another night, with a reservation.

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