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Fun time, good food at Sasso

Joanie | Feb 1, 200805:49 AM

I couldn't wait for the meal my boss owed me so we went to Sasso before their menu with the wonderful sounding appetizers could disappear. That room is still beautiful altho it doesn't seem to do the business that the two previous restaurants did. We got two prime seats at the bar and I chatted w/ the friendly bartender who looked familiar and sure enough, it was Casey from Lucca. I've only been to Lucca twice but he was bartending both times and he was awesome last nite. Fun, ready to try to make me a new drink (similar to the Phipp's Fizz I had on Mon.), had me write a list of bands he should listen to, etc. Our neighbor to the right seemed to be a fun regular too. We stuck w/ appetizers ordering the risotto w/ duck and brussel sprouts which I read about here, polenta with braised rabbit and veal cheek w/ mashed potato. That was the order that I liked my dishes altho my DC would disagree. The risotto was amazing, I love duck, I love b. sprouts, I love risotto and it all came together great. The first bite of rabbit & polenta seemed bland but then it became more flavorful and I really liked it. The veal cheek was nice but at $18 seemed a little steep. Bread w/ a chickpea spread was delicious, a few nice glasses of pinot grigio (we're both white wine gals). And somehow we were lucky enough to earn a dessert of espresso ice cream on lady fingers & whipped cream w/ chocolate sauce poured on top which hardened on the ice cream. Many other tasty sounding dishes to try and the drink menu is supposed to be changing soon. It's expensive but splitting a few apps worked well for us and wasn't too crazy. I'll be back.

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