We finally found our way to Grappa '72 (in the former Carmine's location). After recent meals at
The Ripe Tomato (popular, family restaurant) and Pennell's (Italian, family restaurant) I appreciated Grappa '72 even more . . . Now on to the food:
salmon carpaccio - grappa and lemon cured in house with salsa cruda - delicious
Finoccio e Arancia - fennel and oranges with pomegranate and pecorino cheese - simple and delicious.
anatra arrostito - crisp roasted duck with raisin and Lambrusco reduction, wild rice and carrots. Cooked perfectly. Carrots tasted local, just picked, fresh.
Forgot what SO had . . .fish . . .
gorgonzola polenta - simply addictive.
DESSERT & ESPRESSO
It has been awhile . . .forgot what we had for dessert . . .
Service was excellent. Did I mention the live jazz? Looks like I have a new favorite . . .can't wait to go back.