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Langostinos--what a find


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Langostinos--what a find

Charlene | Oct 18, 2002 03:50 PM

Thank You Katie for posting about Langostinos!!!

Ray and I had a wonderful meal at Langostinos--100 Morris Ave.(at Front St.)#215-551-7709. We started our meal with the Baked Wilded Mushrooms and chopped shrimp with garlic,cheese and herbs appetizer($6.95)--a wonderful blend of flavors. We shared our entrees which were Gnocchi alla Gorgonzola--homemade potato gnocchi in a gorgonzola and Mascarpone sauce( I thought that this sauce would be overpowering but it was just perfect--$14.95),our other entree was Scaloppina di Vitello con Carciofi Funghi--veal scaloppina sauteed w/mushrooms and artichokes($17.95)--this came with roasted potatoes and greens--excellent--we both felt that this meal came the closest to the food we ate in Italy. I forgot to mention the bread--it was wonderful--dense and crusty great for dipping into the bowl of flavorful olive oil, minced garlic and olives that came with it. Service was excellent--when I said how the gnocchi tasted like my grandmothers I was asked if she made them only a few hours before cooking them and never never puts them into the fridge because that is how the chef makes them here --when I said yes they smiled with respect.
The chef came out to talk to the man at the next table(who was a Center City restaurant owner) and told him that they were opening another restaurant on 17th St. between Locust and Spruce called "Bronzino" in about 3 or 4 weeks. I asked our waiter if the chef was going to go to the new location--he said that the chef was also the owner and that he would be going to Bronzino but that his asst. that he trained would be cooking at Langostinos. Langostinos is a BYOB-another plus.
Well after an excellent meal and some nice vino Ray and I were ready to give Katie a big gorgonzola KISS for this find.

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