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My favorite new restaurant is Sola!

shopgirl | May 16, 200603:57 PM

I've been to Sola twice in the last few weeks, and it's quickly become my favorite upscale dining...

Last night we opted for a bottle of the Laetitia pinot noir and the "poke, man" ceviche special :) to start, which was scallops, shrimp and another fish that I've now forgotten. Great flavor, with lots of purple onion and cucumber strips. Bread selection included a rosemary flatbread, pretzel rolls and a multi-grain bread. My husband declared the pretzel rolls the best he has ever had. I stole a small bite of his and agreed... then sadly he got to the second pretzel roll before I did. Oh well.

I was torn on my choice of entree - I loved the miso cod last time but opted for the scallops on the waitress' suggestion. Good rec. The risotto was perfectly rich and the scallops were cooked just right with a wasabi crust to give it a little kick. Hubby had the short ribs, and while I was sad that the side is no longer the mac & cheese due to a different preparation, the flavor of the ribs were excellent. My only other "beef" was that the ribs could have been braised longer - they weren't as tender as when we make it at home, but still very tasty. We split the parmesan truffle fries, which is served in paper in a pint glass. It's a load of fries, so tough to get through even half, but mmmm. For dessert, we split the molten center chocolate cake -- I was a little hesitant here as oftentimes kitchens overzap or overbake the cake and the center comes out overdone and chewy, not molten. I was not disappointed... as I immediately sliced through the center to discover a wonderfully warm pool of chocolate. Served with a

I think our total bill was about $140 including tip. The dining room was full for a Monday night, but not unbearably loud, as I've heard it can get. This is quickly becoming my new favorite place, and I have yet to get the artichoke fritters, the tuna entree or bacon wrapped pork tenderloin!

For the poster who asked about hosting a lg group/private party there, I'd go for it. There's a semi private space set to one side of the restaurant that looks like it could seat 30.


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