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delfina- quick report

felice | Jan 6, 200404:34 PM

There have been differing opinions about Delfina on this board, so I thought I'd weigh in. This was my first visit. The pork chop is one that I will compare all future pork chops to.

anchovy crostini: toasted baguette with a white bean spread and broiled or grilled anchovy. The white bean spread added salt and texture, the fish was very nice.

crab salad: with fennel and grapefruit. The crab was in meaty chunks, the grapefruit was excellent. It turned a good crab salad into a great crab salad.

ahi tuna: cooked all the way through (waiter didn't ask how we wanted it cooked), not bad but I definitely wouldn't order it again. Had some egg crumbs over it, and the egg didn't add anything to the dish.

pork chop: this is the juiciest one I've had. It was a huge piece (at least an inch thick). The sauce was good and the barley had the perfect texture. I would order this every single time. One (or the) main chef sat at the table next to us with his girlfriend (I think) and he also ordered the pork chop.

panna cotta: softer than usual, was good except the blood orange sauce that came with it was too concentrated for my taste. It was very sweet and very sour. I think I am partial to the standard buttermilk vanilla version.

Service was good. We had a nice, leisurely meal and I would definitely return to order the pork chop.

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