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Yummy Little Giant


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Yummy Little Giant

Denis | | Oct 17, 2006 03:37 PM

Had a very enjoyable meal there Saturday night--more satisfying overall than recent outings to The Harrison (which was OK, not great) and Piccola Venezia (which I didn't expect the world of, but was nevertheless generally disappointed in). The pickles were varied and delicious. The mushroom, tomato, and goat cheese crostini were solidly pleasurable. The braised pork butt (swine of the week) was succulent, with a lovely, maybe cinnamon-y rub on it, and it came with this fresh, brightly contrasting salad of asian pears and fennel. The fondue wasn't mindblowing, but it came with a nice array of nice stuff for dipping. Roasted brussels sprouts with maple syrup were a bit too sweet for me, but otherwise good. Desserts were simple and nice enough. My wife really liked the gelato that came with her baked-to-order cookie. And I found my peppadew pepper martini to have a flavorful, but not too aggressive, kick of heat to it. The drinks list looked interesting in general.

There was a delay in getting a couple of the appetizers out, which I was willing to forgive. I know this isn't a pioneering outing or a novel opinion, but I feel like it's always good to report.

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