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Brabbo in Alexandria - Quick Hit

Steve | Apr 17, 201907:33 AM    

For my first time here, tried two small courses at this long-time standby for upscale Belgian food.

I began with the mushroom veloute and paid $1.50 for their bread service, which is a mini-loaf of crusty bread. The soup comes out very hot (nice), very thick, large portion (pretty much a meal), but quite bland. A couple of times I reached for the salt shaker which wasn't there, like performing a pantomime. This was not satisfying. The bread was fantastic.

I then went on to the squid ink risotto served with a piece of cod on top. You can order this in a half or full size portion. It was deeply satisfying. Especially nice was the hit I got from the regular and candied lemon peel which was part of the mix. There were also three super-tiny tomatoes/peppers (?) in the odd shape and size of a tear drop. Looked waxy like a pepper but more the sweetness of a tomato. Great stuff.

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