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RW at Tosca

TerriS | Jul 28, 2004 07:21 PM

Went to Tosca for Restaurant Week last night, thanks to suggestions from this board, and really liked it! Wonderful experience! The RW menu includes the entire menu with a few extra-charge items (see link.)

First Course:
I had the ravioli with aged ricotta - very good, light, simple, delicious.
Friends had the radiccio with pears and gorgonzola (thumbs up) and the tomato-country bread soup with soft shell crab (excellent, almost wish I'd gotten that.) Very fresh tasting tomatoes.

Main Course:
I had the risotto with rabbit sausage (they were out of my first choice, the Muscovy duck.) Very well prepared risotto, delicious dish. Friends had the Copper River salmon (two thumbs up) and the roasted sea bass (excellent, particularly the spinach it was served with).

I love gelato so got that, and specifically requested two scoops of hazelnut and one chocolate (otherwise I would have gotten one each of chocolate, hazelnut, and vanilla.) I really enjoyed that...I just haven't found (although haven't looked very hard) for good European style gelato 'round here lately. Had the chance to sample it in Vienna earlier this year and WOW.)

One friend got the tomato tart which was incredible. We were all thinking about it the next day. The crust was sweet, the tomato marmalade was sweet and savory, and the basil accents were perfect.

One friend got the strudel (not on the website, but a strudel with peaches and blueberries.) Very good - clean, fresh, let the flavor of the fruit do all the work.

And one friend got the warm chocolate cake. Pretty good, what stood out was that it was served with a scoop of the gelate, bing cherries, fresh thyme, and apricot puree.

The service was exception - a rarity. Attentive waiter, personable, enjoyable. We waited a bit longer than I thought we should between courses, but perhaps we all need to slow down a bit, eh?

If the goal of RW is to get folks to try restaurants they usually wouldn't, they succeeded and I will be adding this to my list of places to go back to. It was overall a fantastic experience.


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