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Spago review

Just Larry | Jun 9, 2003 10:53 PM

Had dinner at Spago Saturday. We ordered 2 glasses of 2000 Bourdeaux (I heard 2000 may be the best year ever for Bourdeaux). Excellent stemware and proper pour in the glass to best enjoy the wine. I really was a very enjoyable wine. Wife had the Beet and Burrata app. and I had the Foie Gras 4 ways app. Beets and cheese were excellent. Foie Gras app seemed to have been prepared a long time ago and had been sitting. All 4 dishes (mousse, terrine and 2 seared pieces) were all a room temperature. When I had it in January each dish was properly warm or cold as appropriate. Wife had the Sweet Corn Angiolotti with Summer Truffles and I had the Skate Wing. Angiolotti was amazing, worth going back just for that dish. Each little mouthful was a burst of ecstacy. The Skate was unfortunately illconcieved. Each paper thin fillet was removed from the bone before cooking and was dusted in an agressively overseasoned flour. It was a really heavyhanded treatment of a very delicate fish. Dessert was a Susy Q...a crispy chocolate crepe outside, devils food cherry cake inside and 2 scoops of a chocolate chip iced cream in a chocolate sauce. It looked really good but between the noncreamyness of the iced cream and the kinda boring cake it just was average. Our waiter even forgot to bring the dessert wine that we ordered and briefly disappeared until it was no longer needed. It was still a very nice evening. Pretty pricey. $160.00 I was just there 4 months ago. I will probably wait a while longer before I return again. I do encourage everyone to go and sample the 2000 Bourdeaux and the Sweet Corn Angiolotti. The Jewish Pizza is also great and enough for 4 people to easily share. That combo would be pretty affordable and quite a taste treat.

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