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Supper = AbFab!

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Supper = AbFab!

Steph | Apr 16, 2004 01:08 PM

In spite of numerous attempts, I never got a chance to eat at Supper until last night. I could kick myself for waiting this long!

4 of us shared a beautiful bottle of $60 Nebbiolo at the bar, then moved to a table for dinner. We had another bottle of something (my friend ordered) and 3 appetizers & 3 entrees between us.

Apps: asparagus baked under a blanket of parmigiana-reggiano . . . Tender, crisp, bright green asparagus and bubbly, crisp-around-the-edges cheese? Heaven.

roasted beets over arugula with gorgonzola, olive oil & kosher salt . . . Light, fresh, mmmmmm.

homemade tagliatelle with bolognese . . . How come *my* homemade pasta never comes out THIS light?! Best pasta & meat sauce I've ever had.

Entrees: homemade spinach gnocchi with basic red sauce & a healthy drizzle of garlic oil . . . The server said that the gnocchi wasn't the lightest she's ever had (I'm on a hunt for sublime, fluffy gnocchi), but these really were something special . . . deep green from the spinach and truly light as clouds. Plenty of shredded parmigiana pushed this dish over the edge into perfection.

Veal milanese . . . crisp, obviously fried in loads of butter, tasty . . . a little pedestrian for my taste, but still excellent.

Risotto of the Day = pear & gorgonzola . . . I expected it to be dense, heavy, and too rich to eat more than a few bites. But the pears got soft (but not mushy) with cooking and the texture wasn't thick, at all. The whole dish resembled a light rice pudding, more than a risotto, and that was a very good thing.

With the $55 bottle of wine, our entire bill for 4 came to $122 . . . With tip it was about $35/person. Not bad for the quantity of food & drink and the outstanding quality.

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