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Jfood wishes Aloi (New Canaan) would receive more love

jfood | Oct 3, 200907:58 PM

Jfood just had yet another fantastic meal at Aloi in New Canaan. He just does not understand why this place was half full this evening.

Jfood ordered the garganelli with bolognese as an appetizer and the special this evening was an Osso Bucco.

This is the fifth or sixth time that jfood has ordered the bolognese and he just absolutely loves it. The meat is pleantiful on the plate, the flavors brought forth the deep flavors of the meat and it was tender enough for you tongue tender. Jfood just loves this dish.

When the Veal Shank arrived jfood stared in awe. It was enormous, larger than a softball sitting atop a layer of risotto and surrounded by the vegetables from the braise. A smaller fork protruded from the marrow. Jfood was concerned that a shank this large was not going to be tender. He carefully pulled a piece from the bone and it fell nicely away from the bone. The next test was the taste and texture. OMG as jfood chewed through this first bite, he closed his eyes, smiled and slowed his tempo. It was just too good to believe. As he looked back at the plate all he could think of was he had an enormous plate of the best Osso Bucco he has ever tasted. Another person at the table also ordered this entree and they looked at each other and shook their heads. Both agreed this was a dish to be savored slowly and allow all the chef's brilliance to last as long as possible. Obviously jfood would recommend this dish over and over again.

So jfood hopes thjat EVERYONE ventures to Aloi in New Canaan. It just seems to be an underrepresented restaurant on the board.


62 Main St Ste 4, New Canaan, CT 06840

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