We had a wonderful dinner at Mediterraneo in Greenwich last night. Started with crab cakes - actually turned out to be crab cake, singular - which was quite good. Not too much breading, nice big chunks of crab, and a side salad with a delicious vinaigrette. For dinner, bf had lamb shish kabobs. I was a little worried about his choice, but my fears were for naught: very good. The yogurt-based sauce (what is it called?) accompanying the kabobs was really nice. Zingy and fresh with just a touch on tangy-ness. The lamb was perfectly cooked. I had an unbelievably good horseradish-crusted salmon, which came with a potato leek dish and red wine butter sauce. How could a red wine butter sauce not be fantastic? The potato leek dish was sublime. We finished up the meal with a chocolate cake and a glass of port. The cake was your garden-variety with choc. oozing out of the middle but a caramel ice cream and caramelized bananas lifted it from the level of hum-drum. The bill came to $106; we each had a glass of wine. Oh, and the wine list was terribly overpriced, which is why we ordered by the glass. One of our favorite pinot noirs, which we buy at the store for twenty bucks, was fifty!
True, we probably could have cooked all of this, but it was a terrific meal especially compared to the Greenwich restaurants we have tried thus far, which have been fairly mediocre. We went to Bleu a few weeks ago and it was a) horrifically expensive and b) not good, not good, not good. NB we just moved out from NYC and are picky eaters.