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Boba - Review

Fwagra | Nov 21, 2005 02:21 PM

We were a party of 7 on Saturday night. They sat us upstairs, next to a large party of 15. Not exactly an auspicious start. But, in Boba's defense, they told us we would be seated upstairs when our reservations were made.

The food was excellent.

I started with shrimps with a spicy peanut sauce. The shrimps were succulent, sweet, and most amazingly, not overcooked. The sauces on the plate were nicely spicy and delicious.

I then had the ostrich. Wow. It was impressive. Luxurious, like Kobe beef. Not the least bit gamy or weird-tasting. Like the best filet mignon I've ever had. It was served sliced and medium-rare, atop nice seasonal vegetables and herbed gnocchi. My one criticism: the gnocchi was too mushy. Gnocchi should be firm. But, even mushy, it was tasty. It did not detract from the ostrich.

We had two wines, both from Australia. The wines I picked were in the low price range on the list. But, at Boba, it may be that you can order any wine on their list because they are picked with care. Both wines were very good values. They were, incidentally, a Kangarilla Road 2003 Shiraz, and a Yalumba 2002 GSM.

The dessert sampler is well worth the $12. It had a selection of everything. Not being a sharer, I decided to have the Limoncello Baba with lemon cream. Just to go over the top, I sided it with a shot of Limoncello. Ummm.... lemony. Desserts were good. But, the ostrich was fabulous.

Service was friendly but not overly attentive. It was somewhat weak, actually. I didn't care. I had my ostrich.

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