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Sorellina and more

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Sorellina and more

Joanie | Apr 17, 2006 08:12 AM

Had a very interesting meal at Sorellina Fri. nite. If anyone else was there, I was part of the ambulance scene as my friend fainted twice. Makes for a good story now but the ambulance was so late getting there, it's a good thing she ended up being more or less okay (after some heart monitoring at BWH). In any case, we enjoyed everything up thru our entrees. The place looks great and it's hard to remember what it was like as Salamander. Bar was jumping, we had a good table for 2 not far away. Waitress was very pleasant and knowledgeable, everyone was great there, esp. the mgr. after things started turning crazy. Good bread and butter, split the arancini stuffed with crab which was crispy and light. I had the scallops with mashed celeriac (or something like that) and she had the salmon w/ pancetta and can't remember what else. Both were good but the salmon was esp. tasty. After ordering the lemon tiramisu was when things turned bad, so I canceled dessert but the waitress knew this was a belated b-day dinner for me and brought it on the house. With glasses of merlot and viognier, it came to about $106. Interesting nite.

Earlier, we tried to go to the Oak Bar which was jammed so we ended up at Bar 10 in the Westin which was mellow, maybe not on the Marathoner's radar. I really like that room. Drinks may be even more overpriced than usual tho with many at $13. Martini w/ big olives and a pomengranite/champagne were fine, didn't taste any food.

Sat. I found myself in the north end so tried both new places, Gelateria and Lulu's. I have to say, the espresso at Gelateria didn't make me forget Hagen Dazs. I admit, I seem to be more of an ice cream person than gelato but it wasn't esp. flavorful. The torrino was good, I'll try some more flavors. Lulu's had great biscotti, not toothshattering but chewy and yummy. I got one each of dark choc. w/ apricot and white choc. w/ cranberry, $15/lb. Another one of those places tho where you have to ask what most of the items contain and prices.

After Rt. 9 furniture shopping, ended up at the Kelly's in Jordan's, a very very clean place w/ tons of seating. Got a crabmeat roll w/ onion rings, $10.95 for the roll w/ fries but they substituted rings for no charge. I couldn't pass up that deal since many of the sandwiches come solo (i.e. the $16.95 lobster roll). Kelly's sure knows how to grill a roll, I could have just eaten that probably. Nicely stuffed with crabmeat, rings were just okay. Their batter tastes a little floury or something, but overall, it hit the spot. Now if I could just find the perfect couch.

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