I want to thank those Chowhounds for posting about this rather unique restaurant!
On Saturday, Fiance and I were celebrating our 5th year "anniversary" of being together (we're getting married this December). We wanted to dine out, but since we were at a picnic earlier in the day and were a bit tired (and not in the mood to "dress up"), we decided to try Under The Moon since it had such rave reviews and was nearby. I can attest that everything good that has been said about this eatery is true and then some!! If this place has been on your "want to try" list, I suggest you move it to the priority try list!
Not being able to decide on which of the appetizers we wanted, we decided on three: beet salad, baked cauliflower in three cheese sauce with cubes of ham, and, cheese and potato pierogis in a gorgonzola cream sauce. We could not decide which was the best, and even fiance, who hates strong cheeses like feta and gorgonzola, enjoyed it. I was particularly impressed at how light the sauces were! Probably the best prepared cauliflower dish I have had in a very long time.
We weren't expecting the salad of fresh, crisp greens in balsamic vinegar, prior to dinner, but we enjoyed it.
Fiance had the Seafood Risotto and I had the Spinach Ravioli Alfredo. The look on my fiance's face after one taste of the Risotto was priceless. He rarely gives compliments, but he exclaimed it was the best he's eaten and definitely prepared to order. Large chunks of calamari, scallops, salmon and crab intermingled with the well-seasoned risotto. A wonderful balance of flavors, according to him.
My spinach ravioli alfredo was another surprise. I was expecting a white cream sauce but was pleasantly surprised with the spinach pesto-like sauce. The ravoli was home-made (as everything was), cooked perfectly, and the sauce was amazingly light and full of flavor.
We only ate half of our dinners in order to savor dessert. Banana cream pie for fiance and dark chocolate mousse for me. Deliciously decadent on both fronts.
Service was excellent. We had a new server, backed up by a woman who I thought may have been the owner? (Blondish hair, nice tats and full of energy).
This was one of the best dining experiences we have had in a long time, and we shall certainly be returning very soon!
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