A major addition to the upgraded landscape in downtown CC is Fraîche—upscale, comfortable, a good value, great wine list, and food worth returning for.
The golden beet salad with mâche, hazelnuts, ricotta, and an oj dressing is a winner. The farro salad gets raves, too. It comes with grated cheese and sweet peas.
Monkfish in white wine and shallot sauce on a bed of spinach and mashed potatoes exceeds expectations. The kurabota pork and agnolotti get a solid recommendation. The steak is fine, and the lamb rigatoni comes with a hearty lamb ragù.
The wine list wows. The selections are well thought out and priced at about 1 1/2 times retail. Good wines at decent prices that enhance the food and the overall experience—what a concept!
Appetizers are $8 to $12, pastas $10 to $13, and entrees $18 to $23. It’s quality Cal-Med chow at an attractive price point.
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