Had the parents in town tonight and they wanted to try Sage. I hadn't ever been, and what a pleasant surprise it was! The night began with a delicious country Italian bread with a perfectly crisp but not too chewy crust. For dipping, there was a very fresh tomato sauce. It appeared to be plum tomatoes pulsed in the food processor with really good extra virgin olive oil and fresh basil.
For appetizers my dad had the octopus slow cooked with braised beans. My mom got the crab cakes which were delectable and like none that I've had in other restaurants all over the city. These were in a sauce of capers, garlic and lemon rinds. My description does them absolutely no justice! I got the buffalo mozzarella BLT which was grilled bread with melted mozzarella on top served with arugula and a dressing of bacon and tomatoes. We loved everything to this point!
For main courses we got the short ribs which were braised and taken off the bone served with creamy spinach, ground veal and spinach fazoletti and the rabbit milanese with saffron risotto which was perfectly prepared. The risotto had just the right bite and the rabbit was perfectly moist on the inside with the cruncy milanese on the outside.
We finished off the night with three cheeses. A perfect triple cream (which I am an absolute sucker for), some kind of truffle cheese (what isn't good flavored with truffles?) and finally a fantastic pecorino. All in all, a great dining experience!