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Galileo - tasting menu is well worth it

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Galileo - tasting menu is well worth it

Leslie | Aug 25, 2003 06:51 PM

Was scouting around for a place for my son's and his fiancee's wedding dinner. After a turn-down from Johnny's Half-Shell (shame on them) we tried Galileo. On a Sunday evening, we all had the tasting menu which allows a la carte choices from the main menu for five courses. Fortunately, the courses are small enough that you can finish the meal. First course, the winning dish was scallop-shrimp-mushrooms in an incredible sauce. The tomato and mozzarella was so-so. Second course, the pasta with veal ragu sauce was great as was the agnoletti. Third course,the grouper won over the sea bass and tuna. Third course, the veal medallions were wonderful, very tender and in a light sauce with artichokes. One of the other diners had the guinea hen with a foie gras sauce!!! It was pretty amazing. For dessert we had to scale back to sorbetto and gelati (pistachio was the best). Service was excellent and a glass of wine that wasn't as delightful as expected was graciously exchanged. It was pricey, but worth it. Needless to say, it won our vote for the wedding reception -- in the Laboratorio.

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