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Dinner at l'impero last night

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Dinner at l'impero last night

ellene | Feb 16, 2003 09:11 AM

Just some quick notes on our dinner at l'impero last evening.

This is a very good restaurant and a great value. The four course price fixed is $49.00 with an appetizer, pasta course entree and dessert( or cheese for a $4.00 supplement) Started with the leek soup with seafood. Nice light starter, a vegetable broth with well cooked shrimp and mussels, my dining companion had the. My husband the polenta with wild mushroom ragout. Good earthy mushroom flavor. Pasta course: Farfalle with sweetbreads. Very fresh pasta with perfectly cooked sweetbreads. The Duck Agnolotti was very flavorful, with a nice duck reduction.

Entrees, the goat, which was a first time for us. Well seasoned and tender the Branzino has fine(not as great as everything else), well done roasted tomatoes and rapini on the side.

We enjoyed the cheese course, especially the piave and a very good pecorino. Each with its own accmpaniment(onion reduction, chestnut honey)

The chocolate soup is as good as everyone had said. But surprisingly not overly rich.

Wine list is oddly laid out, but the sommellier is great. Well trained, not pretentious. Nice 1996 chianti classico for about $60.00 Really enjoyed the house cocktail of fruit juice, campari and proseco.

Great restaurant, good service, well priced. Cant wait to go back.

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