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Weekend Report (LONG)

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Weekend Report (LONG)

JT | May 22, 2006 09:31 AM

Friday Night: Lolita, I hadnt been in a couple of months and I'm glad to report that they haven't missed a beat. A table for four wasnt too hard to get, had a drink at Vintage across the street and waited for only twenty minutes around 8:30.

We opened the Patron, ordered a fantastic strawberry/basil puree margarita mix, and split appetizers, the highlight of which was the orange glazed pork tacos.

I had the escolar, which was accompanied by some type of citrus salsa and was perfectly cooked. Others enjoyed the carne asada and chicken with goat cheese over fried plaintains (this was really good!). Total bill, with tip was $180 for 4. Service was pleasant, the only drawback was that there was minimal times in between courses.

Saturday: Headed out to the Brandywine Valley for the day and started things off right with lunch at Simon Pearce. It was my first time there and I definitely will be returning.

Charming atmosphere, watched the glassblowers at work while we waited for a table by the window. Wasn't expecting much from the restaurant but was pleasantly surprised. Had a wonderful, very rich Vermont cheddar soup (perfect to dip the Irish brown bread in, followed by a tarragon chicken salad.

Saturday Dinner: Waited over 1 hour (!!) for a table for two at Sovana in Kennett Square. It seems like this is the neighborhood meeting spot, a very bustling restaurant with amiable servers and smiles all around. When we finally were seated, it became apparent why LeBan gave them three bells. Started with a potato and broccoli rabe chowder, followed by two appetizers, prime rib eye kabobs with mushroom and eggplant and a lobster agnolotti. DELICIOUS. Finished with peanut butter chip ice cream, wasn't bad but probably my least favorite part of the meal. $90 for two, with tip

Sunday Night dinner: Dim Sum for 2 at Lakeside. This place is great, have been going for years and will never stop. Two ate like kings for under $25. can't beat it.

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