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Rave for Agrodolce


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Rave for Agrodolce

bourbongal | Dec 29, 2012 10:22 AM

Dinner last night at Maria Hine's new restaurant was a wow. Unbelievably creative and the quality of the organic ingredients was just stunning. After a perfect negroni, started the meal with an arugula salad with blood orange. I felt like I had ordered rocket salad in Italy - the arugula was spicy like I've only had there, bolder flavor than I've had in US restaurants (this was the first but not the last minute of the evening that I thought: who grew this?). Then had a very soft ricotta ravioli cooked in truffle butter with majoram. Divine! We then shared 2 entrees: albacore with kale and white beans and lamb with onion marmalade. The tuna was perfectly rare and the kale was the best prepartion of that green I have ever eaten. The lamb was tender, perfect barely medium rare and the onion and celeriac along side it were brilliant compliments. Desserts were a Theo chocolate budino (chocolate lover's must) and a very creative pistachio gelato "sandwich" with a soft, slightly sweet "bread" that looked like a small bagel but tasted somewhat like angel food cake. Service was very good for 8 days post opening. They were busy but the handsome bearded young man who is often at the Golden Beetle was keeping the front of the house in good order, as well as recommending a yummy wine to accompany dinner. The bill for 2 of us (we had split all the food I described plus had a cocktail and one glass of wine each) was $130 without the tip. Great value in my opinion.

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