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Tinto Tonight

crazyspice | May 15, 201007:38 PM

In honor of the hubs birthday, we ventured downtown to Tinto. It was so stressful getting there with horrific traffic on the Schuylkill and through town getting to the restaurant! I called and they said they would only hold our table 20 minutes after our res time, but would do their best to work with us. We arrived 24 minutes late. We walked in and were treated like we were the only people in the restaurant! We were seating right away and it was explained to us there was another commitment for our table at 8:00. Completely professional and we were fine with that timeframe. We each ordered a glass of Albarino and started to relax. (to be followed by several more glasses) Our server (Jackie) was fabulous. She made several recommendations and was spot on. There were 4 in our party and we ordered the following:

Chorizo Pamplona (2 orders)
Serrano wrapped figs
Braised shortrib sandwich
Lamb loin brochette
Prawns/chorizo brochette (2 orders)
Duck confit canapes (2 orders)
Moules Basquaise ( 2 orders)
Pulpos ( 2 orders)
Beef and lobster brochette
Beef tenderloin
Baby Artichokes
Wild Mushrooms ( I swear there were pearl onions, not shallots)

Yes, we spent a boatload of cash. It was worth every cent. I was worried the lamb would be overcooked. It was a perfect medium rare. I will say, since I don't eat bell peppers, I had to navigate through the Moules, but I didn't tell our server I don't eat peppers, so that's on me. We really enjoyed everything. Dessert was enjoyed by the rest of the party and since I don't eat dessert......can't talk about that. I can say there wasn't any left! It's a Good Life!

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