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Excellent meal in Fayetteville AR

Laughing Goddess | Mar 12, 200312:47 AM

Nobody asked this Razorback girl for any advice, but I'll post this anyway.

A long time ago, I posted a recommendation for Bordino's on Dickson St (behind Jose's, and hard to see from the road). I thought I'd post a new rec, because they have a new chef, Chrissie, who recently graduated from the Culinary Institute of America. She's planning a new menu, and creating a buzz in our little town.

The meal started with a good bread basket with olive oil and black pepper for dipping the bread in. The server helped us pick a nice Chardonnay -- an oak-ey one, not a sweet one, which we both really enjoyed. The wine markups here are not bad. Sorry I can't remember the name, but it was $22 a bottle.

Next was a goat cheese potato cake. It was delicious -- the potato was pureed, rather than mashed or hash browned, with the goat cheese incorporated. Along with it was a salad with a lovely pink peppercorn dressing. Just toasted pink peppercorns with cream, salt and sugar. Simple and great. This was the hit of the night.

Next was "fettucinni al telephono" -- I asked the server why it was called "al telephono" and she didn't know -- I suggested that maybe the chef got the recipe from her mother over the telephone. :-)
Again, a simple thing -- the fettucine was dressed with spinach, basil and mozzarella, and was very satisfying.

Finally, we had the flourless chocolate cake. It was good, but I prefer the "molten" version of it. Still it was tasty -- and we'll be back.

Oh, and I think next time we'll try the lamb chops, which the chef decribed to us in glowing terms. :-)


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