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Mix Restaurant - review

HPP | Jun 15, 200505:50 PM

Had a delightful dinner at Mix this weekend. (Thanks to ipse dixit for the post to my b’day dinner question a few weeks ago! Your comments helped sway the tie-breaker between Table 8 and Mix).

The outdoor patio area was lovely. Not over crowded – just the right spacing. Service was wonderful and the food matched the experience. It was a group of 6 and everyone was beyond pleased with their food.

I started with a beet salad – an interesting combination of 3 kinds of beets, mixed with a VERY tasty vinaigrette, served with a couple small pieces of brie on the side (nice touch). Other’s had the pumpkin soup (I didn’t try it, but it was raved over), served with bread that had melted cheese in it, and Caesar salad – served in a parmesan crisp ‘taco-like shell’ with whole romaine leaves in the middle (which I don’t think was quite a hit, but I think that’s just because the anchovy scared him).

For the main course, I had the lamb shank. A huge piece of goodness. Tender, flavorful, yum. Served with a side of pasta – that was a bit too buttery for my preference, but I didn’t leave a bit of it on the plate. Others had the vegetarian option (a unique mix of veggies – apparently very good), the steak, and I’m not sure what else… I was too engrossed in my meal. But everyone raved about their picks.

On to dessert – we tried a chocolate mousse-type cake, a lemon dessert, a pineapple cake creation (apparently new) and the strawberry funnel cake. I thought the chocolate was the way to go – others loved the lemon (although I thought it was too overpowering (and I usually love lemon desserts), and one in the group liked the pineapple cake best (I’m not a huge pineapple fan – kind of reminded me of an upside down cake). And, while I’m a big funnel cake fan, theirs did not compete with those found at a fair – it was good, just did not compete with the other desserts.

Dinner for 6, was about $315 – not a lot of alcohol was consumed by the group. I wasn’t terribly impressed with their wines by the glass offerings – but, that can be easily overlooked by everything else they have going in their favor.

The staff was attentive and created a relaxed atmosphere. No attitude at all. If you haven’t been – it’s definitely worth a visit by a chowhound!

Link: http://www.mixfreely.com/

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