Restaurants & Bars 2


Susan H | Dec 15, 2003 12:31 PM

We made our first Steven Starr restaurant visit. We managed to get an early reservation Sat. night at Tangerine (took my mother-in-law). We shared everything. For starters, we had the calimari, which was really good. It's lightly breaded and spicy, with a chopped Kalamata olive dressing and a few leaves of fresh basil (calimari kalamata -- very euphonious). Ed and I also shared the soup special ($4) -- a small but rich cup of pureed winter vegetables that was outstanding. For entrees, the winner was the shrimp and scallops afrique. Three each (perfect for three of us sharing), grilled and flavored with a predominantly-cinammon group of spices, served with basmati/almond rice and a carrot "fugu?" (pureed sauce of carrots). Also good were the halibut (served on pureed potato and with some odd tempura veggies on top) and the pork tenderloin (mother-in-law's favorite), which was lightly pink, extremely tender, and very flavorful. We had the chocolate decadence (I think that was the name) for dessert -- a cylinder of good chocolate cake on a circle of chocolate candy, with light chocolate ice cream on top, and poached pear around the side. Yum. And it wasn't as outrageously expensive as I expected -- about the same range as Django.

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