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Quick Notes on Grotto and Winsor

StriperGuy | Oct 4, 200901:55 AM

Winsor really is that good, and here is a tip, at 8:30 pm it was only 20% full. Not exactly traditional dim sum hour, but heck... I had their chicken feet and pork rib, hold your breath, I usually don't even like em, the chicken feet were divine, melting off the bone, flavorful, to the extent that I want em again, NOW. Also absolute best rendition of taro, shrimp pork crispy nuggets ever. Everything else was awesome, though the fry job on some garlic shrimp not the best I have ever had. Not sure if seafood is their forte. Shrimp dumpling in clear rice wrapper was darn near perfect. Yum.

Grotto prix fix is amazing, particularly if you haven't eaten for several days ;-). Beet spinach salad was really quite special. Ravioli nudi (sp?) were a bit clunky, texture was wrong. Duck dish was really awesome, particularly the thigh that had been done confit style and the potato galette it came with. In fact, at any other restaurant that would have sufficed as a main, and then it came with stuff duck breasts as well. Washed down with a nice '07 Tuscan, name eludes me.

Desserts amongst the best I have had in Boston recently. Banana bread pudding with burnt caramel ice cream was quite simply amazing. We finished it even though we were totally stuffed. The molten chocolate, a perfect execution, rich DARK chocolate, not too sweet, and the accompanying vanilla ice cream excellent and VERY vanilla-ey.

Whew, LOTS of food. Yum again.

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