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Press 195 report (Park Slope)


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Press 195 report (Park Slope)

wannabechef | Mar 18, 2003 09:39 PM

I gave this place another shot after trying it twice shortly after they opened a few months back. I wasn't actually displeased after my first visits, but just didn't think it was anything impressive. Well, I must say, they have come a pretty long way.

First, the service was great. It's an extremely friendly atmosphere in there - I think mainly because the owner is such a nice guy and is pretty much almost always there. A minute after I sat down he came over and greeted me. I commented that their soup special sounded particularly interesting. He immediately went and got me a sample to taste. It was an some sort of apple/brie/turnip soup - totally unique and delicious. It was like a thick vegetable soup, with a hint of apple and brie - not too overpowering.

For my meal, I got a sandwich - maybe it was #5. It was Italian sopresetta, fresh mozeralla, fresh basil, roasted red peppers, with olive oil and a roasted garlic spread. I mean, how can that be bad?! It actually far surpassed my expectations. Everything was melted together so perfectly. The bread was fresh and light - but there wasn't too much of it. All of the flavors were just perfect and there was the perfect amount of each ingredient.

I have to say, I think there are more good things in store at this place. They have added more interesting things to their menu and I hear they will change up the sandwich selection seasonly.

I will definately be back soon!

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