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az rw report - lon's at the hermosa

winedubar | Sep 20, 2008 11:36 PM


we just got back from lon's, and we had a GREAT dinner.

we both had the short ribs with sweet potato puree, which was simply fabulous. it was a good starter size, not really enough to share, but it was really rich and certainly fine for one person.

we added the truffled mac and cheese to share, and for 10 bucks, we were completely in heaven. we didn't finish it - it was soooooooooooo rich. creamy, pasta cooked to perfection, almost like a capatavi, and the texture held on to the sauce. so decadent and addicting..

i had the deconstructed az shrimp ravioli with cremini mushrooms and lobster jus - the shrimp were sweet and cooked perfectly. the dish just sang.

my friend had the pork with blackberry shellac, and it was excellent, too. the swiss chard was tasty, and the dish just worked. you could detect a bit of smoky flavor in the pork from whatever wood they roasted with it.

the vahlrona chocolate truffle tart thingie was great - airy texture, just delicious. my friend had the lemon tart - tangy, with yummy rasberries with a scoop of some kind of sorbet.

we had a bottle of torreorio cava, that was really fantastic as well.

the service was attentive, the bread selection was yummy, the chive butter was room temp *a pet peeve when they serve room temp or warm bread with cold butter, why do the do that?* and completely delicious.

after dinner, we were wondering around looking at old pictures in the hallway and the very nice hostess gave us a quick tour - the beautiful 'board room' with a fire place where they host brunches, and the wine room, complete with a beautiful table set for 12. it was lovely!!

from the valets to the hostess to our server - everyone was helpful and kind. we loved it, thought it was an excellent value, and would happily return again.

i only hope our roka akor experience can measure up :)

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